John T. Steen, Jr. is the current Secretary of State of the state of Texas. Steen was appointed by Governor Rick Perry on November 27, 2012 after Esperanza Andrade resigned on November 23, 2012. John Steen is Texas’ 108th Secretary of State and one of six state officials to form the Executive Department of the State of Texas.
Steen is an attorney, receiving his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Texas. Most recently, Steen served as a commissioner of the Texas Department of Public Safety and as a former gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Commission on Economy and Efficiency in State Government, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, where he served for ten years, the last six as its chairman.