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Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez is the 65th Secretary of State of New York, serving in the Cabinet of Gov. David Paterson. She originally served in the Cabinet of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and remained in office following Paterson's taking over the governorship on March 17, 2008. She is a former President of the Hispanic Federation, a former executive with Cablevision, and was chief of staff to New York Assemblyman Roberto Ramirez.

As Secretary of State, she was formally responsible with accepting Spitzer's resignation from the governorship. Spitzer resigned on March 17, 2008 amid a sex scandal. She is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent[1] and is the second Puerto Rican to serve as Secretary of State in a state of the Union, preceded only by Pedro Cortés, of Pennsylvania.

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  1. ^ New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés - Vázquez To Address The DANR 11th Annual National Conference in Providence from The Dominican American National Roundtable, date September 22, 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2009.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christopher Jacobs
Secretary of State of New York
January 1, 2007 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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