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For Immediate Release:
June 16, 2016
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Rossana Rosado Confirmed as 66th New York State Secretary of State


Rossana Rosado, who was nominated by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this past February to serve as New York State’s 66th Secretary of State, was unanimously confirmed last night by the New York State Senate to the position.

Rosado will lead the New York State Department of State, one of the oldest and most eclectic New York State agencies, which plays a critical role in helping to reinvigorate the State’s economy and make its communities more livable. Rosado brings a diversity of experience and leadership to the position, having previously served in both the public and private sectors.

“I want to thank Governor Cuomo for nominating me to this important post and the New York State Senate for their confirmation,” said Secretary Rosado. “It is a great honor to serve the Governor and the people of this great State.”

Secretary Rosado’s distinguished accomplishments include being the first woman to serve as Editor and Publisher of the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country El Diario La Prensa, and she was an award-winning producer. She has also championed important social causes, including prisoner re-entry and women’s empowerment.

She served on the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 2012 to 2015. Secretary Rosado was a Distinguished Lecturer at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and has been a member of the College’s Foundation Board of Trustees since 2012.

A native New Yorker, Secretary Rosado received her B.A. in Journalism from Pace University.

She lives in Westchester with her husband and two children.

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