Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

March 4, 2014 Texas Republican Party State Primary

Candidates for Comptroller Of Public Accounts, Texas

Glenn Hegar, Jr. - R
www.glennhegar.comwww.glennhegar.com
(281) 391-8883
44
Harvey Hilderbran - R
www.harveyfortexas.comwww.harveyfortexas.com
(830) 257-2333
55
Debra Medina - R
Raul Torres - R
www.electraultorres.comwww.electraultorres.com
(361) 549-8957
60
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

Republican State Senator Glenn Hegar brings an unmatched conservative record and years of fiscal experience to the race for Texas Comptroller. He is the youngest member of the Texas Senate and a sixth generation Texan who is pro-second amendment and pro-taxpayer. And no one can touch his pro-life record.

Harvey Hilderbran

No response

Debra Medina

Her candidacy for Comptroller of Texas focuses around restoring accuracy, fairness, and accountability to Texas government. While Texas is doing better than most of the United States, Debra believes that consistency and predictability in the office of

Raul Torres

No response

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

He is a sixth generation Texan who farms on land that has been in his family since the mid 1800s. Glenn, his wife Dara, and their children Claire, Julia and Jonah, live in Katy.

Harvey Hilderbran

Harvey Hilderbran was born and raised in Uvalde, TX. He and his wife, Tracy, live with their two daughters in Kerrville, TX.

Debra Medina

Debra and her husband of 31 years, Noe, reside in Wharton where they home schooled their two children.

Raul Torres

Torres grew up in Nueces County. It was at Del Mar College that Raul met his wife, Gina, and they have been happily married for 35 years. Together, they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

Farmer, Hegar Farms

Harvey Hilderbran

In the private sector, Rep. Hilderbran has worked in real estate, ranching, advertising and business management and marketing.

Debra Medina

She is a registered nurse and founder and CEO of her own small business, a healthcare consulting firm.

Raul Torres

Raul is the owner of Raul Torres, CPA, a full service accounting and financial services firm. n addition, he became president of Freedom Tax Services, Inc. and owns a Liberty Tax franchise.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

Member, Chambers of Commerce

Member, Board of Directors, Christ Clinic

Chair, Katy Area Performing Arts Society

Member, Memorial Lutheran Church

Member, Veterans and Military Affairs Coalition

Harvey Hilderbran

Board of Directors, Kerr County Economic Development

Member, National Rifle Association

Member, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Assistant Director/State Affairs, Texas Farm Bureau

Member, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association

Member,

Debra Medina

Debra has continued her dedication to good government in Texas, founding We Texans, a nonprofit organization that advocates for tax reform, fighting wasteful spending and the misuse of eminent domain. As a leader for those reforms, Debra has testified

Raul Torres

He served on the Loan Review Board and the Traffic Advisory Board for the City of Corpus Christi. He sponsored several youth sports programs, school booster clubs.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

Senator, Texas State Senate, 2007-present

Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 2002-2006

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters, the committee charged with reviewing all state and local revenue matters, Glenn was responsible

Harvey Hilderbran

Harvey Hilderbran was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1988 and was most recently re-elected in 2012 to serve the people of District 53.

Harvey has served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the past two legislative

Debra Medina

She has been actively involved in conservative politics since 1992, when an attempt to remove the pro-life plank from the Republican platform moved her to stand for life in the political arena. Not content to be a spectator in politics, she ran for office,

Raul Torres

No response

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

St. Peter's United Methodist Church.

Harvey Hilderbran

Saint Peter's Church.

Debra Medina

No response

Raul Torres

Member of the Brawner Parkway Church of Christ.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

n recognition of his pro-business voting record, the Texas Association of Business named Glenn as a "Champion for Free Enterprise", its most prestigious award, and the Texas Municipal Police Association gave him their Legislative Excellence Award for

Harvey Hilderbran

In 2013, the Texas Association of Business gave Hilderbran a 100 percent vote rating, indicating the he always supported small business on their issues during the regular and special sessions. In early 2012, NFIB/Texas presented Hilderbran with the Guardian

Debra Medina

Because of her long history of advocacy for Texans, she has been named as one of the 50 most influential Texans in the public policy arena by Politics and Elections Magazine, and was recently profiled in the New York Times.

Raul Torres

No response

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

Texas A&M University, B.A., 1993; St. Mary's University, M.A., 1997; St. Mary's University, J.D., 1997; University of Arkansas, L.L.M., 1998

Harvey Hilderbran

BA, Political Science, Texas Technical University, 1983

Debra Medina

No response

Raul Torres

Torres attended Del Mar College. Raul wanted a better life for his family, so he enrolled in the MBA program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, where he graduated in 1994.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

No response

Harvey Hilderbran

n/a

Debra Medina

No response

Raul Torres

No response

Reasons & Objectives
Goals If Elected
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

No response

Harvey Hilderbran

http://www.harveyfortexas.com/pledge/

Performance Please for the People of Texas

1. Instill "Rapid-Response Customer Service"

2. Interest-Rate Parity

3. Protect our state from the IRS

4. Taxpayer Bill of Rights

5. Conduct more Performance Reviews

6.

Source: Hilderbran (02/12/2014)

Debra Medina

No response

Raul Torres

No response

Areas to Concentrate On
Glenn Hegar, Jr.

No response

Harvey Hilderbran

http://www.harveyfortexas.com/pledge/

Source: Hilderbran (02/12/2014)

Debra Medina

No response

Raul Torres

No response

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