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State of Texas
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax
News Releases
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax passed away today. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton issued statements on his death.

Statement on the Passing of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement after the passing of Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax. Commissioner Mattax passed away this morning following a battle with cancer.

 

“Today Cecilia and I mourn the loss of a friend, colleague, and distinguished public servant.  Commissioner David Mattax truly dedicated his life and career to the State of Texas.  A brilliant lawyer whose loyalty to Texas never wavered, David was a doting son and brother who took great pride in mentoring young lawyers who would become the leaders of tomorrow.  David’s brilliance, wit, and wisdom will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Cecilia and I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to the Mattax family.”

AG Paxton Releases Statement on the Passing of David Mattax

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement on the death of longtime State of Texas employee David Mattax:

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of a great servant of the State of Texas, David Mattax. David valiantly served this state in numerous capacities, including 23 years at the Office of the Attorney General. He made everywhere he worked a better place and impacted the lives of the people with whom he worked. Angela and I extend our prayers and sympathy to David's family, his friends and co-workers. He will be missed.”




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