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Greg AbbottREPRepublican Governor
65
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TXResidence (state)

Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American politician, attorney, and former jurist serving as the 48th governor of Texas since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015 and as a member of the Texas Supreme Court from 1996 to 2001. Abbott was the third Republican to serve as attorney general of Texas since the Reconstruction era. He was elected to that office with 57% of the vote in 2002 and reelected with 60% in 2006 and 64% in 2010, becoming the longest-serving Texas attorney general in state history, with 12 years of service. Before becoming attorney general, Abbott was a justice of the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was appointed in 1995 by then-governor George W. Bush. Abbott won a full term in 1998 with 60% of the vote. As attorney general, he successfully advocated for the Texas State Capitol to display the Ten Commandments in the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case Van Orden v. Perry, and unsuccessfully defended the state's ban on same-sex marriage. He was involved in numerous lawsuits against the Barack Obama administration, seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act and the administration's environmental regulations. Elected in 2014, Abbott is the first Texas governor and third governor of a U.S. state to use a wheelchair.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
Vanderbilt University
University of Texas at Austin
Duncanville High School
McCombs School of Business
Vanderbilt University Law School
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Governor
States of Texas
2015 - Current
Attorney General
State of Texas
2002 - 2015
Attorney
Bracewell and Patterson Limited Liability Partnership
2001 - 2002
Texas Supreme Court Justice
Texas Supreme Court
1996 - 2001
Judge
129th District Court, Houston, Texas
1993 - 1995
Attorney
Butler and Binion Limited Liability Partnership
1984 - 1992
Adjunct Professor
Texas Constitutional Law, University of Texas School of Law
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Honorary State Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas
2004
Former Member
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Former Trustee
Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation
Member
Justice for All
Member
Central Texas Chapter, Goodwill Industries
Member
Advisory Board, Career and Recovery Resources Incorporated
Chair
Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force
Member
Governor's Committee to Promote Adoption