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5/8/2012

Texas’ Chief Law Enforcement Official to Speak with S.A. Companies

The highest-ranking law enforcement official in Texas is coming to San Antonio on May 15. Attorney General Greg Abbott will join The Chamber and the business community for a luncheon discussion about his role in defending and protecting our great state.

The Chamber invites the business community to a Luncheon with Texas General Greg Abbott on May 15. Attorney General Abbott will discuss his role as the state’s chief law enforcement official and as the state’s lawyer, as well as the priorities and issues facing his office.

As the state’s chief law enforcement official, Attorney General Abbott has made protecting children and families and values the focus of his administration. Shortly after taking office, he established a Cyber Crimes Unit to arrest criminals who use the Internet to prey upon children; a Fugitive Unit to arrest convicted sex offenders who violate their parole; and an expanded Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to crack down on elder abuse and waste of taxpayer dollars. Since taking office in November 2010, General Abbott has collected more than $21 billion in child support for Texas children.

In his capacity as the state's lawyer, Attorney General Abbott oversees more than 700 attorneys who represent the State of Texas. General Abbott has personally appeared in courtrooms around the state and has obtained indictments against criminals charged with offenses ranging from attempted aggravated assault of a child to capital murder. In March 2005, General Abbott personally appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, where he successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments display that adorns the Texas Capitol grounds.

General Abbott has received substantial recognition in his public service career that began in Houston, where he was a highly-rated state trial judge. He is active in his community, having held leadership positions in organizations like the Central Texas Chapter of Goodwill Industries, the Governor's Committee to Promote Adoption, the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas.

A native Texan, Attorney General Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and raised in Duncanville. After graduating from The University of Texas with a B.B.A. in Finance, he received his law degree from Vanderbilt University. Shortly after graduating from law school, he was partially paralyzed by a falling tree while jogging. He and his wife, Cecilia, a former school teacher and principal, have been married for 30 years. They live in Austin with their daughter, Audrey.

Click here to register for the upcoming luncheon with the attorney general. For more information and sponsorship benefits, please contact Special Events at events@sachamber.org or (210)229-2119.

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