Texas Gov. Rick Perry named former Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade to the Texas Workforce Commission.

The selection, announced Thursday, places Andrade in the position until the term expiration Feb. 1, 2015.

Andarde replaces Tom Pauken, who announced plans to resign last month.

Andarde stepped down from secretary of state in November after four years in the position.

In her new position, Andrade will represent employers.

Her appointment is still subject to Senate approval.