Cortes Resigns as Secretary of State
The release did not provide any details about why Cortes was leaving the office. Cortes was the first Latino to head a state cabinet agency in the state, and the longest serving Secretary of State in the state’s history.
According to the Patriot News, the style of the release is similar to those used by the administration and a decision was made to push an official out “for stylistic, ethics or policy reasons.”
Wolf spokesman J.J. Abbott told the Patriot News that he had no knowledge of what caused the resignation.
The administration announced current Executive Deputy Secretary Robert Torres will act as the interim Secretary of State.