Texas Governor Greg Abbott
As the 48th Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott continues to build on his long record as a conservative leader who fights to preserve Texas values like faith, family and freedom.
Under Governor Abbott’s leadership, Texas again leads the nation in job creation due in part to successes from his first legislative session that included cutting billions in taxes, improving Texas roads, focusing on quality education, securing the border and expanding protection of Texans’ constitutional rights.
Governor Abbott’s achievements from the most recent legislative session are forging an even broader path to prosperity for more Texas families by building on safety and security, education, economic advancement and the preservation of liberty.
Prior to his 2014 election, Greg Abbott was the 50th and longest-serving Attorney General of Texas. He also previously served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and a State District Judge in Harris County.
Governor Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and raised in Duncanville. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in finance, he earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. Shortly after graduating from law school, he was partially paralyzed by a falling tree while jogging.
Governor Abbott and his wife, Cecilia, a former teacher and principal, and the first Hispanic First Lady of Texas, were married in 1981. Their daughter, Audrey, is a college student.