Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club April 27th

DT Pachyderm presents Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar

About Comptroller Hegar:
Elected in November 2014, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is a strong advocate forjob growth and greater diversification of the Texas economy. A staunch supporterof government transparency, Hegar believes all levels of government should beopen and accountable to those who pay the bills Texas taxpayers. Hegar servesas Texas chief financial officer, treasurer, check writer, tax collector,procurement officer and revenue estimator.
In the Texas Senate, Hegar oversaw state and local revenue matters during the83rd legislative session and was instrumental in cutting $1 billion in taxes forTexas taxpayers and businesses. As a business owner, Comptroller Hegar knowsfirst hand that individuals, not government, will make better decisions withtheir hard-earned tax dollars and in turn help boost the economy.
Hegar also served as chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission, working toeliminate inefficiency in government agencies. In that role, he abolished sixstate agencies, saving taxpayers over $160 million dollars in the process. As aformer member of the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, Hegarworked on a wide-range of common sense solutions that impact everyday citizens,such as public education, transportation, tax cuts, property tax reform, waterissues and tort reform.
Before his Senate tenure, Hegar attended Texas A&M as an undergraduate, where heearned a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended St. Marys University, earning aMaster of Arts and his law degree. At the University of Arkansas, he earned hisMaster of Laws.
Hegar is a sixth generation Texan, who grew up farming land that has been in hisfamily since the mid-1800s. His upbringing taught him the core values ofcharacter, honesty, integrity and hard work. These are the same values that heand his wife, Dara, work to instill in their three young children: Julia, Jonahand Claire.


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