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.
sexual relationship with a 19-year-old woman on his staff after providing her with alcohol.The Texas House Committee on General Investigating reported Saturday that on or about March 31 to April 1, State Representative Bryan Slaton, age 45 and married, had sexual relations with the young staffer at his apartment complex in Austin.
The committee added in its 16-page report that the 19-year-old aide reported feeling "really dizzy" and having "split vision" after consuming alcohol at Slaton's apartment prior to the encounter.The committee recommended that Slaton be expelled from the Texas state House in light of the report's findings, and a vote on his expulsion is scheduled for Tuesday.
Slaton, however, submitted a resignation letter to Governor Greg Abbott on Monday, although his letter did not address the committee's report."This is to inform the people of my legislative district, The Governor of the State of Texas, and the House of Representatives, that hereby resign my position as a member of the legislature effective immediately," read Slaton's letter."It has been an honor to represent my friends, neighbors and the great people and communities of House District 2.
They voted overwhelmingly to send me to the Capitol as their representative in two elections, and I worked daily to meet their expectations.