Governor Greg Abbott has named Robert C. Pate to serve as the chairman of the Texas Racing Commission. The commission oversees pari-mutuel wagering on horse and greyhound racing.
Robert C. Pate of Corpus Christi is an attorney and former judge of the 28th Judicial District Court and the 148th Judicial District Court in Nueces County. In addition to his law license and membership in the State Bar of Texas, he is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Governor Abbott first appointed Pate to the Texas Racing Commission in April 2019. Pate received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Professional Accounting in taxation from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University.