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February 7, 2014

Comptroller candidate Hegar visits Weatherford

By BRIAN SMITH

State Sen. Glenn Hegar, of Katy, spent some time in Weatherford Thursday talking about his campaign for state comptroller.

Hegar says he has been touring the state nonstop since the end of August, meeting with the people and garnering support from a wide range of groups. Hegar, a sixth-generation Texan and the youngest member of the state Senate, said he is proud of the economy he has helped build as both a state representative and state senator and wants to take more of a hands-on role as comptroller, which he says is the state accountant.

“It’s hard to ask for people to vote on the state tax collector,” Hegar joked. “I firmly believe that a person in this position needs to have good character and provide customer service and I believe my combined work experience, business experience and my time as a state senator and state representative have provided me the experience for the position.”

After graduating from Texas A&M as an undergrad and St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio, he went back home to Hockley, northwest of Houston, to work on the business side of the family farm. During his nearly 11 years in Austin, Hegar says he has worked for and against a wide range of issues while always trying to do what was best for the state and its residents financially.

As chairman of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters, the committee charged with reviewing all state and local revenue matters, Hegar said he was responsible for cutting $1 billion in taxes during the 83rd legislative session for Texas taxpayers and businesses, according to his website.

Hegar has also served as chairman of the influential Sunset Advisory Commission, which is a vital process that identifies and eliminates waste, duplication  and inefficiency in government agencies. While chairman, Hegar abolished six state agencies saving the State of Texas millions of dollars.

Hegar is being challenged by Houston businessman Mike Collier, a Democrat, and State Representative Harvey Hilderbran, R- Kerrville.

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