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Pedro Cortes' Biography
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Secretary of the Commonwealth (PA)
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Pedro A. Cortes
Wife: Lissette; 1 Child: Gabriela
Carolina, Puerto Rico
BS, University of Massachusetts
Certificate, Public Sector Human Resources Management, Penn State University
JD, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
MPA, Penn State University
Confirmed by Pennsylvania Senate, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, June 2, 2015
Nominated by Governor Tom Wolf, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, January 8, 2015
Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania, 2003-2010
Appointed, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania, May 2003
Executive Director, Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs
Member, Inter-Agency Taskforce on Civil Tension
Member, Minority Confinement Subcommittee
Member, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Disproportionate
Member, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Member, Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission
Member, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Judicial System
Class Representative, Toll Fellowship Program, 2004
Executive Vice President, Everyone Counts, 2010-present
Partner, Haggerty Goldberg Schleifer and Kupersmith, present
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Council for Utility Choice
Member, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center
Member, Latino Luncheon
Member, Neighborhood Dispute Settlement
Member, Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority
Member, Pennsylvania Small Business Coalition
Member, Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition
Member, State System of Higher Education's Diversity Plan
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