On September 21, 2017, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Kent Sullivan will be the next Texas Insurance Commissioner.  Sullivan previously served as First Assistant Attorney General when Abbott served as Texas Attorney General.  Sullivan currently practices as an appellate attorney in a Texas law firm.  He also previously served as a Texas District Judge and as a Justice on the Texas Court of Appeals.  Sullivan will fill the vacancy left by the death of Commissioner David Mattax in April 2017.