Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday morning for his third four-year term as governor.
Inauguration Day events in Austin included an 11 a.m. swearing-in ceremony on the north steps of the Texas Capitol.
Watch his ceremony and inaugural speech in the video player above.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was also sworn in for his third four-year term.
There are no term limits for government employees in Texas.
Abbott defeated Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke by an 11-point margin in November, despite a previous term marked by a power outage, the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, new abortion restrictions, and new voting restrictions.
Abbott, who based his campaign on border and economic issues, entered the legislative session Jan. 10 with a budget surplus of nearly $33 billion, the Texas Tribune reported. reported.
Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick set out the economic agenda for the next 4 years during the swearing-in ceremony
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