Ruth Noemí Colón

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Ruth Noemí Colón
Secretary of State of New York
In office
September 1, 2010 – May 1, 2011
GovernorDavid Paterson
Andrew Cuomo
Preceded byLorraine Cortés-Vázquez
Succeeded byCesar A. Perales
Personal details
Born (1958-11-21) November 21, 1958 (age 61)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Spouse(s)Gerson Borrero
Alma materUniversity of Puerto Rico, Pace University School of Law

Ruth Noemí Colón (born November 21, 1958) was the 66th Secretary of State of New York, serving in the Cabinets of Governors David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo. She was appointed by Governor Paterson to replace outgoing Secretary Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez who officially resigned on September 1, 2010.[1]

A resident of White Plains, Secretary Colón is a member of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Bar Association.[2]

On March 31, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the nomination of Cesar A. Perales for the Secretary of State position. Effectively since May 2, 2011, Perales replaced Colón as the state's new Secretary of State and was confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 7.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez
Secretary of State of New York
2010 - 2011
Succeeded by
Cesar A. Perales