|Job description||Chief executive of the state of Texas. Term is four years.|
|Duties||• Signs or vetoes bills passed by the Legislature.
• Calls special sessions of the Legislature.
• Appoints the Secretary of State and other positions that oversee state agencies and departments.
• Declares special elections to fill vacancies in state elected offices; appoints judges to vacant state and district court positions.
• Reports on the condition of the state to the Legislature at the beginning of each session; recommends a state budget.
• Grants reprieves, commutations, or pardons upon recommendation of Board of Pardons and Paroles.
• Serves as commander-in-chief for state military forces.
|Greg Abbott (incumbent)|
|Jacqueline Abernathy (write-in)|
|Mark Galoby (write-in)|
- Vote 411 (League of Women Voters Education Fund), Texas Governor
- “Where the candidates for Texas governor on Nov. 8 ballot stand on taxes, guns, abortion,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 23, 2022) (paywall – article limit)
Recent News Articles
- One-on-one with Gov. Abbott and Beto O’Rourke on their vision for the State of Texas,” WFAA (10/14/22)
- “Our recommendation: Abbott or O’Rourke for governor? The answer isn’t as easy as you think,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (10/25/22), https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/election-recommendations/article267432472.html (paywall)
- “Our recommendation for Texas governor,” Dallas Morning News (10/23/22), https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2022/10/23/our-recommendation-for-texas-governor/ (paywall)
- “What have Gov. Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O’Rourke said about the Texas power grid?” Dallas Morning News (10/18/22), https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2022/10/18/what-have-gov-greg-abbott-and-challenger-beto-orourke-said-about-the-texas-power-grid/
- “Beto O’Rourke championed bipartisanship in Congress. It wouldn’t be that easy as governor.” The Texas Tribune (10/14/22), https://www.texastribune.org/2022/10/14/beto-orourke-congress-republicans-bipartisan/
- “Jack Fink’s one-on-one with gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke,” KTVT (10/12/22), https://www.cbsnews.com/dfw/video/jack-finks-one-on-one-with-gubernatorial-candidate-beto-orourke/
- “Race for Texas Governor: Full interview with Governor Greg Abbott,” WFAA (10/16/22), https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/politics/inside-politics/texas-politics/inside-texas-politics-governor-greg-abbott-full-interview/287-e3aa0d2f-d204-46a9-8d4e-7dc442e5e6fa “Inside Texas Politics: Beto O’Rourke (full interview),” WFAA (10/16/22), https://www.wfaa.com/video/news/politics/inside-politics/texas-politics/inside-texas-politics-beto-orourke-full-interview/287-a3cfe797-e365-442f-9f40-e6accf7a0f38
- “Why does Beto O’Rourke keep coming to Fort Worth in his campaign for Texas governor?” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 25, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article267846247.html (paywall – article limit)
- “Which Fort Worth area legislative candidates want to legalize marijuana? Here’s the list,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 20, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article267473288.html (paywall – article limit)
- “Governor Abbott expanded pre-K for children in need. Beto O’Rourke wants to expand it more,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 12, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article267152051.html (paywall – article limit)
- “Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke accused each other of misinforming Texans during their debate. Here are the facts,” Texas Tribune (Oct 1, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/10/01/gubernatorial-debate-abbott-orourke-fact-check/
- “Gov. Greg Abbott, Beto O’Rourke spar in debate. Will it have impact on governor’s race?” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Oct 1, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article266613356.html (paywall – article limit)
- “35 family members of Uvalde shooting victims throw their support behind Beto O’Rourke ahead of debate,” Texas Tribune (Sep 30, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/30/uvalde-families-beto-orourke-guns/
- “Migrant encounters at the border are higher today than they were before Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star began,” Texas Tribune (Sep 28, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/28/greg-abbott-border-migrants/
- “Watch: candidates for statewide offices discuss disability issues,” Texas Tribune (Sep 19, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/15/texas-disability-issues-forum-live-2022/ (includes video)
- “Gov. Abbott demands Biden pull his student loan relief plan,” Texas Tribune (Sep 13, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/13/greg-abbott-student-loan-joe-biden/
- “Gov. Greg Abbott touts Texas power grid’s readiness heading into fall, election season,” Texas Tribune (Sep 6, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/06/texas-abbott-grid-fall/
- “Beto O’Rourke confronts a formidable GOP firewall as he woos rural Texans,” Texas Tribune (Sep 2, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/02/beto-orourke-rural-texas/
- “Beto O’Rourke intensifies campaign on abortion rights as trigger law goes into effect,” Texas Tribune (Aug 25, 2022) https://www.texastribune.org/2022/08/25/beto-orourke-abortion-texas/
- “Beto O’Rourke vows to ‘fight for your rights’ during campaign speech in Fort Worth,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Aug 12, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article264409076.html (paywall – article limit)
- “Jack Fink’s one-on-one interview with Gov. Greg Abbott,” CBSDFW.com (Aug 12, 2022) https://www.cbsnews.com/dfw/video/jack-finks-one-on-one-interview-with-gov-greg-abbott/ (video)
- “Migrants from Texas border arrive at NYC bus terminal as Gov. Greg Abbott’s feud with Mayor Adams escalates,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Aug 5, 2022) https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article264221741.html (paywall – article limit)