Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar was elected Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018 and 2022.

Hegar is a sixth-generation Texan who grew up farming land that has been in his family since the mid-1800s. He’s a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University and earned his law degree at St. Mary’s University. Before his election as Texas Comptroller, he served in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, where he worked on issues including public education, transportation, tax reform, government transparency, Second Amendment rights, water issues and tort reform.

As comptroller, Hegar is chief finance officer for the world’s eighth-largest economy. He has emerged as a passionate advocate for conservative financial management who focuses on his agency's constitutional duties and is committed to maintaining its reputation for customer service and transparency. He founded the state’s Transparency Stars program, pushed for ways to protect our Rainy Day Fund against rising inflation, worked to reform our state pension systems and guided the formation of the nation’s first state-administered precious metals depository. Hegar is recently working toward closing Texas’ digital divide and remediating the opioid crisis, through the Broadband Development Office and Opioid Abatement Fund Council, respectively.

His upbringing taught him the core values of hard work, honesty and integrity — the same values he and his wife Dara work to instill in their three teenagers, Claire, Julia and Jonah. Hegar’s most important title throughout his years of service is the one closest to home: Dad!