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Governor Greg Abbott

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Office Dates:  Jan 20, 2015 -

Address: P.O. Box 12428

Austin,

TX

78711


Phone 512/463-2000

Fax:512/463-5571

Address: Office of State-Federal Relations
State of Texas
10 G Street, N.E. – Suite 650

Washington,

DC

20002


Phone 202/638-3927

Fax:202/628-1943

Born:  Nov 13, 1957

Birth State:  Texas

Party:  Republican

Spouse:  Cecilia Abbott

Family:  Married Cecilia Abbott; one daughter

School(s):  University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt University Law School


Greg Abbott was sworn in as governor of Texas on January 20, 2015.

Abbott was born in Wichita Falls, and raised in Duncanville, Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas with a BBA in finance and received a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Abbott’s career in public service began in Houston, where he served as a state trial judge in the 129th District Court for three years. In 1995, then-Governor George W. Bush appointed Abbott to the Texas Supreme Court, where he served with distinction. He was elected attorney general of Texas in 2006 and was reelected in November 2010. As the state’s chief law enforcement official, Abbott made protecting Texas communities the focus of his tenure as attorney general.

Abbott and his wife Cecilia live in Austin with their daughter, Audrey.