Greg Abbott : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career

Greg Abbott is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th governor of Texas since 2015 know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career

Greg Abbott : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career
Greg Abbott
  Bio
Name Greg Abbott
Birthdate ( Age) 13 November 1957
Place of Birth Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Husband/Partner Cecilia Abbott (m. 1981)
Children Audrey Abbott
Parents Doris Lechristia Jacks, Calvin Roger Abbott
Political Party Republican Party
Profession American politician and lawyer ( Governor of Texas)
Net Worth $4 Million ( Estimated )
Last Update August 2021

Gregory Wayne Abbott  is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th governor of Texas since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. Abbott was elected governor in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 with 59 and 56 percent of the vote, respectively.

In 2020, he implemented one of the shortest stay-at-home orders in the country. Throughout the pandemic, Abbott imposed restrictions on local governments in Texas to prevent them from implementing face mask mandates and other public health precautions. 

Early Life and Family

Gregory Wayne Abbott was born on November 13, 1957, in Wichita Falls, Texas, of English descent. His mother, Doris Lechristia Jacks Abbott, was a stay at home wife and his father, Calvin Rodger Abbott, was a stockbroker and insurance agent.

When he was six years old, they moved to Longview; the family lived in the East Texas city for six years.At the beginning of junior high school, Abbott's family moved to Duncanville. In his sophomore year in high school, his father died of a heart attack; his mother went to work in a real estate office.He graduated from Duncanville High School.

Greg Abbott Wife

Abbott, a Roman Catholic, is married to Cecilia Phalen Abbott, the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants.They were married in San Antonio in 1981.His election as governor of Texas made her the first Latina to be First Lady of Texas since Texas joined the union.They have one adopted daughter, Audrey.Cecilia is a former school teacher and principal.

Greg Abbott Net Worth

Gregory Wayne Abbott  is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th governor of Texas since 2015who has an estimated Net Worth of $4 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

Abbott's judicial career began in Houston, where he served as a state trial judge in the 129th District Court for three years.Then-Governor George W. Bush appointed Abbott to the Texas Supreme Court; he was then twice elected to the state's highest civil court  in 1996 (two-year term) and in 1998 (six-year term). In 1996, Abbott had no Democratic opponent but was challenged by Libertarian John B. Hawley of Dallas. 

Abbott defeated Hawley by a margin of 84 percent to 16 percent.In 1998, Abbott defeated Democrat David Van Os by 60 percent to 40 percent.In 2001, after resigning from the Supreme Court, Abbott went back to private practice and worked for Bracewell & Giuliani LLC.He was also an adjunct professor at University of Texas School of Law.

Abbott resigned from the Texas Supreme Court in 2001 to seek the position of Lieutenant Governor of Texas.His campaign for Lieutenant Governor had been running for several months when the previous attorney general, John Cornyn, vacated the post to run for the U.S. Senate.He then switched his campaign to the open attorney general's position in 2002. Abbott defeated the Democratic nominee, former Austin mayor and former state senatorKirk Watson, 57 percent to 41 percent.Abbott was sworn in on December 2, 2002, following fellow Republican Cornyn's election to the Senate.

Governor of Texas

In July 2013, shortly after Governor Rick Perry announced that he would not seek a fourth full term,Abbott announced his intention to run for Governor of Texas in the 2014 Texas gubernatorial election.In the first six months of 2011, he raised more money for his campaign than any other Texas politician, reaching $1.6 million. The next highest fundraiser among state officeholders was Texas comptroller Susan Combs with $611,700.Abbott won the Republican primary on March 4, 2014, with 91.5 percent of the ballots cast. He faced state senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth in the general election.

Abbott is running for a third term and faces challengers from within his own party. His rivals include the former chairman of the Texas Republican Party, Allen West.The opposition Democrats do not yet have an announced candidate.Abbott has a large campaign funding advantage over this opponents.