Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957)

Gregory Wayne Abbott is an American politician, attorney, and former jurist who has served 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 elected governor in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.

Abbott was the third Republican to serve as attorney general of Texas since the Reconstruction era

He was initially elected to that office with 57 percent of the vote in  2002, re-elected with 60 percent in 2006, and 64 percent in 2010,  becoming the longest-serving Texas attorney general in state history  with 12 years of service.

Before assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice of the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-governor George W. Bush.

Abbott won a full term in 1998 with 60 percent 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.