Julia Rathgeber

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Julia Rathgeber
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Texas Commissioner of Insurance
Former officeholder
In office
May 27, 2013 - January 13, 2015
PredecessorEleanor Kitzman
Base salary$175,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 2013
Appointed byGov. Rick Perry (R)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
J.D.University of Texas at Austin
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Julia Rathgeber is the former Texas Commissioner of Insurance. Rathgeber was first appointed to the position by Gov. Rick Perry effective May 27, 2013. Prior to her appointment, Rathgeber served as deputy chief of staff for Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

Rathgeber succeeded Eleanor Kitzman, who had served in the role since August of 2011. Gov. Perry declined to reappoint Kitzman as commissioner upon the expiration of her term in February 2013 and she subsequently failed to secure the two-thirds Senate confirmation vote during the 2013 session necessary to remain in office.[1][2]

Political career

Texas Insurance Commissioner (2013 - 2015)

Rathgeber was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to a term effective May 27, 2013. She served in the position until January 2015, when she was replaced by David Mattax.[3]



Rathgeber was appointed as Texas Commissioner of Insurance by Rick Perry (R) on May 27, 2013, succeeding Eleanor Kitzman.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eleanor Kitzman
Texas Commissioner of Insurance
Succeeded by
David Mattax