Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
Philip Kingston Dec. 13 was the deadline for candidates to file for the March primary. For governor, Greg Abbott has attracted three Republican opponents.
Don Huffines was a one-term state senator from Collin County who was defeated by Angela Paxton, wife of the attorney general.
Alan West was a congressman from Florida who moved to Texas to head the state Republican Party. But it’s Rick Perry who may give the governor the most trouble.