Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the Texas Workforce Commission’s release of December employment numbers:

“Job creation is the lifeblood of our state – and Texas’ history of strengthening job growth equates to more opportunity for all Texans. The state of Texas will continue to promote fiscally responsible policies that sustain our position as number one in the nation for economic opportunity and give Texans across the state the means to invest in the future of their families.”

Governor Abbott Inauguration

Thank you and welcome to your capitol of Texas.

Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Speaker Straus, elected officials, members of the Judiciary and the Legislature – and most especially, my fellow Texans.

Let me express my deep gratitude to the people of Texas for electing me Governor of the greatest state in America.

For fourteen years we the people have placed our trust in a man I am humbled to succeed. Along with his wife, Anita, he has been a faithful steward of the miracle that is Texas.  And I thank Rick Perry for his unwavering leadership.


AUSTIN – Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott today announced personnel to fill key staff positions in his incoming administration, in addition to outlining his priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which include education, border security, economic expansion and tax reduction.