Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed David Mattax as Insurance Commissioner on January 12, 2015. The commissioner oversees the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and provides information and assistance to insurance consumers.
Mattax served as deputy attorney general for defense litigation, past director of defense litigation, and past chief of the financial litigation division for the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He has defended the Texas Department of Insurance since 1992 in rule promulgation and defense of agency actions. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Texas Federal District courts, Fourth and Fifth Circuit U.S. courts of Appeal and U.S. Supreme Court.
Mattax is a past co-chair of the Amos Commission, and a past board of trustees member of University United Methodist Church.
Mattax received two bachelor’s degrees and a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin.