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New York Department of State plays a critical role in helping to reinvigorate the State’s economy and make its communities more livable. The Department’s divisions, committees and commissions provide a vast array of services, to serve as a vehicle to make New York State’s communities more resilient and progressive to improve the lives of it residents by helping launch new business across the State.

Secretary of State
Robert J. Rodriguez

Robert J. Rodriguez is currently serving as the Secretary of State. He was nominated by Governor Kathy Hochul to serve as New York’s 68th Secretary of State. Mr. Rodriguez is a uniquely accomplished leader and former legislator, with civic and legislative successes that have been focused strategically on investing in and developing public-good infrastructure projects, creating good-paying jobs and addressing financial disparities for historically underrepresented minorities and low-income communities.
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