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.
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble speaks at an Election Night gathering (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Local, state and national organizations weigh in on election results DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble this week said she is proud of the work her organization did this election cycle. “We held the 12 [legislative] seats that we had, and, historically in a midterm election, that is a win,” she explained.
In addition, three of 14 Dallas County legislative seats will be held by LGBTQ representatives, and that’s a major win for equality, she added. “And if we want to talk about turnout, Dallas at 43.7 percent was only second to Travis County and is 10 points better than 2014, which is most comparable previous election,” she said.
Victory Fun CEO Annise Parker Noble acknowledged statewide results were disappointing, but in future elections, she said, Dallas County will be a leader in making those offices flip.
She pointed out that Gov. Greg Abbott is already signaling the direction he’ll be taking in his upcoming term: He’s calling for an investigation into Harris County’s election.