|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts|
Assumed office |
January 2, 2015
|Preceded by||Susan Combs|
|Member of the Texas Senate|
from the 18th district
January 2007 – December 5, 2014
|Preceded by||Ken Armbrister|
|Succeeded by||Lois Kolkhorst|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives|
from the 28th district
January 2003 – January 2007
|Preceded by||Robert L. “Robby” Cook|
|Succeeded by||John Zerwas|
November 25, 1970|
Texas A&M University (B.A., 1993)|
St. Mary's University (M.A., 1997)
St. Mary's University (J.D., 1997)
University of Arkansas (LL.M., 1998)
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Glenn Allen Hegar, Jr. (born 25 November 1970), is an American attorney who serves as Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts. He was a Republican member of the Texas Senate representing the 18th District west of Houston. He succeeded fellow Republican Susan Combs as comptroller on January 2, 2015. He was elected Comptroller in the general election on November 4, 2014.
Texas State legislature
Hegar was elected to the Texas House in 2002 and served in District 28. He won re-election in 2004.
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst's appointment of Hegar as vice chairman of the Sunset Advisory Commission made Texas history, marking the first time that a freshman member of the legislature has been appointed to a leadership position of chairman or vice chairman of that commission.
Hegar resigned from the Senate on December 5, 2014 after his election as Texas Comptroller. A special election was held the next day to choose his successor, Lois Kolkhorst.
Texas State Comptroller
Hegar handily led three opponents in his bid on March 4, 2014, for the Republican nomination for state comptroller: State Representative Harvey Hilderbran of Kerrville, Debra Medina of Wharton, an activist with the Tea Party movement who also ran for governor in the 2010 Republican primary but lost to Rick Perry, and the former State Representative Raul Torres of Corpus Christi. With 610,512 votes (49.99 percent), Hegar appears to have fallen just short of the 50-percent-plus-one-vote threshold required for nominations in Texas. The counting of provisional ballots could have altered Hegar's 49.99 percent total. However, the second-place candidate, Harvey Hildebran, announced on March 7 that he will not contest Hegar in a May 27 runoff election.
Hegar is a conservative, who claims to defend "the values of faith, family, and freedom."
Hegar is a gun-rights supporter. In 2009, Hegar was recognized for his strong stand on 2nd Amendment rights by being awarded the Doc Brown Legislator of the Year Award for 2009 by the Texas State Rifle Association.
Texans for Lawsuit Reform recognized him with the Civil Justice Leadership Award for his work on Texas justice system. In prior sessions, he was recognized as "Best Legislator" and the "Rookie of the Year" for the 80th Session by Capitol Inside, received the Legislative Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Police Association, and "Star for Rural Texas" from the Texas Farm Bureau.
Hegar is pro-life. Previously, Texas Right to Life has given him the "Perfectly Pro-Life Award". In the 83rd Legislative Session in 2013, Hegar was the author of Texas Senate Bill 5 and introduced the bill into the Senate. The Texas House passed the bill on July 10, 2013, by a 96–49 margin and sent the measure to the Texas Senate. The Texas Senate passed the bill on July 13, 2013, with a bipartisan vote of nineteen to eleven. The bill was signed by Gov. Rick Perry on July 18, 2013. The bill is a list of measures that would add and update abortion regulations in Texas.
|Texas general election, 2014: Texas Comptroller|
|Republican primary, 2014: Texas Comptroller|
|Texas general election, 2010: Senate District 18|
|Democratic||Patricia "Pat" Olney||61,345||29.57||n/a|
|Libertarian||Roy O. Wright, II||29,511||21.08||+19.51|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
Hegar is a sixth-generation Texan who farms on land that has been in his family since the mid-19th century. He grew up in Hockley, also in Harris County. Heger, his wife Dara, and their children, Claire, Julia, and Jonah, live in Katy, where they attend St. Peter's United Methodist Church. Hegar highlighted his wife and children in most of his television commercials in the race for comptroller.
- State Sen. Glenn Hegar, District 18 (R-Katy), Texas Tribune
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- Batheja, Aman. Hegar Resigns Senate Seat; Dec. 6 Special Election Set, Texas Tribune, November 14, 2014.
- Taylor, Carrie. Glenn Hegar plans candidacy for state comptroller, Community Impact Newspaper, June 5, 2013.
- Ramsey, Ross. Hegar Exploring 2014 Run for Comptroller, Texas Tribune, March 21, 2012.
- Senator Glenn Hegar: District 18, Texas Senate.
- "Kate Alexander, "Glenn Hegar wins GOP comptroller primary after Harvey Hilderbran bows out of runoff"". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
- "Republican primary election returns, March 4, 2014". team1.sos.state.tx.us. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
- Texas Legislature Online History SB 1, State of Texas, accessed July 14, 2013.
- Tinsley, Anna. Texas House gives its final approval to new abortion restrictions, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 10, 2013
- Schwartz, John. Texas Senate Vote Puts Bill Restricting Abortion Over Final Hurdle, New York Times, July 2013.
- Weiner, Rachel. Texas state Senate passes abortion restrictions, Washington Post, July 13, 2013.
- MacLaggan, Corrie. Texas passes abortion restriction bill, governor certain to sign, Reuters, July 13, 2013.
- Luthra, Shefali. Perry Signs Abortion Bill into Law, Texas Tribune, July 18, 2013.
- "2006 General Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "2006 Republican Party Primary Election". Office of the Secretary of State (Texas). Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- Glenn Hegar Official Campaign Website
- Senate of Texas - Senator Glenn Hegar
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Glenn Hegar Jr. (TX) Profile
- State Sen. Glenn Hegar, District 18 (R-Katy), Texas Tribune Profile
- Follow the Money - Glenn Hegar
|Texas House of Representatives|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 28th district
| Succeeded by|
|Member of the Texas Senate
from the 18th district
| Succeeded by|
|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts