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Attorney General Greg Abbott Names Longview Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year

LONGVIEW – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Tracy Fleck, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Longview office, for her commitment to Texas children. Fleck was named “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” for the Child Support Division’s Tyler region, which covers 43 counties. Deputy Attorney General for Child Support Alicia Key presented the award to Fleck on Wednesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Fort Worth.

“Thanks to Tracy Fleck’s hard work and dedication, thousands of young Texans have the child support they need to grow healthy and strong,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Tracy is an outstanding lawyer and a tremendous asset to the Child Support Division. We are grateful to Tracy for her commitment to Texas children.”

Deputy Attorney General Key selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

AAG of the Year Award Recipient

Tracy Fleck

Fleck, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2011, represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. She also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.

Fleck, a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” because in her relatively short time with the Child Support Division, she has gained the trust and confidence of her office leadership and staff. In addition, she has been an integral component of her office’s tremendous performance.

“Tracy possesses the confidence and acumen of an attorney well beyond that of her experience level,” said Senior Regional Attorney Padraic O’Bryan. “She has a special ability to remain calm and composed in the face of adversity.”

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.