Esperanza Andrade oral history interview.
Andrade, Esperanza, 1949- interviewee.
Sanchez, Daniel U., interviewer.
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Esperanza "Hope" Andrade, Texas' 107th Secretary of State, was appointed by Governor Rick Perry and sworn in on July 23, 2008. As a successful entrepreneur and leader in the San Antonio business community for more than three decades, Andrade serves as Texas' chief elections officer, chief international protocol officer and Border Commerce Coordinator for Gov. Rick Perry. During this interview, Andrade reminisces on her childhood, her business experience and volunteer work. In particular, she discusses how these factors led to her appointment as Texas' Secretary of State.