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Gregory Wayne Abbott is an American attorney and politician serving as the 48th and current governor of Texas since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as 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 governor with a disability in Texas history. Abbott was elected governor in 2014 with 59 percent of the vote and re-elected in 2018 with 56 percent.