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Insurance Commissioner David Mattax


David Mattax was appointed Commissioner of Insurance by Governor Greg Abbott in January 2015. He oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and protects consumers.

Mattax is serving as secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Before joining TDI, Mattax spent 23 years in a variety of capacities at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He began representing the Texas Department of Insurance as its attorney in 1992, and his tenure included working with eight different insurance commissioners on receiverships, ERISA cases, rulemaking, enforcement actions, and other legal issues. Mattax also represented the state banking and securities departments and other state agencies. In his last position as Deputy Attorney General for Defense Litigation, Mattax supervised the defense of all lawsuits filed against the state.

Mattax is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the four Texas Federal District courts, Fourth and Fifth Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is a member of the finance committee, past co-chair of the Amos Commission and past board of trustees’ member of University United Methodist Church.

He received a B.A. in history, a B.S. in math, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

(January 2017)

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Last updated: 04/14/2017

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