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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott won't throw first pitch at Rangers opener over MLB's decision to move All-Star Game
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he would not be participating in the first pitch ceremony during the Texas Rangers' home opener at Globe Life ...
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Governor Abbott Announces 35 Participating Counties For Fifth Week Of Save Our Seniors Initiative. Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 35 counties participating in the fifth week of the Save Our Seniors COVID-19 vaccine initiative.
Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney and politician serving as the 48th and current governor of Texas since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015.
Greg Abbott is fighting for Texas families and Texas values, by creating jobs and defending our constitutional rights and freedoms.
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Apr 07, 2021 · Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for the federal government to close a San Antonio facility housing unaccompanied migrant children after he became aware of allegations of sexual assault.
- Jolie Mccullough
Many Texans ask why Governor Greg Abbott is in a wheelchair. His story is one of triumph over tragedy. On a summer day in July 1984, Governor Greg Abbott, a 26-year-old recent law school graduate, decided to take a break from studying for the bar exam by going for a jog in a west Houston neighborhood as he’d done many times before.
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Greg Abbott is a native Texan, born in Wichita Falls and raised in Duncanville. He attended the University of Texas for his undergraduate degree in finance, and then proceeded to earn his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. After graduation in 1984, Abbott began a legal career in the private sector. Abbott initially entered state politics in Houston, where he was selected to serve as a state trial judge on the 129th District Court for three years beginning in 1993. Following that he was appointed by then-Governor George W. Bush to the Texas State Supreme Court, and was subsequently elected to the post twice more—first in 1996 to a two-year term and then again in 1998 for a six-year term. During this period, Abbott returned to private practice as an attorney for the law firm of Bracewell and Patterson Limited Liability Partnership.
Governor of Texas
Abbott was first elected to the office in 2014. He was sworn into office on January 20, 2015, replacing predecessor Rick Perry(R). As governor, he is a member of the National Governors Association, the Western Governors' Association, the Southern Governors' Association and the Republican Governors Association.
Texas Attorney General
Abbott resigned from the State Supreme Court in 2001 to seek the open attorney general's seat up for election the next year. He was first voted to serve in the position in 2002 following the election of John Cornyn to the United States Senate, becoming only the second Republicanto hold the office since Reconstruction. Abbott was re-elected as the 50th Attorney General of Texas in 2006 and 2010. Prior to his election as attorney general, Abbott served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court an...
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✓ Abbott endorsed Ted Cruz for the Republican primary in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 1. 1.1. See also: Endorsements for Ted Cruz
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Note: Please contact us if the personal information below requires an update. Abbott and his wife Cecilia have one daughter. Abbott was struck by a falling tree while jogging shortly after finishing law school and is partially paralyzed. He uses a wheelchair.
Apr 06, 2021 · Abbott Issues Order Banning Coronavirus Vaccine Passports in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state will continue to protect the health of its residents 'without treading on Texans' personal freedoms.'
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