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2010-10-28 / General Stories

COMMISSIONER OF GENERAL LAND OFFICE:

Four-year term. Must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Texas for at least 12 months. Among duties: management of state lands and mineralright properties totaling 20.3 million acres and providing revenues for the Permanent School Fund; repository of state land documents; responsible for the prevention of and response to oil spills that occur on “submerged” lands out to 10.3 miles in the Gulf of Mexico. The Commissioner also serves as a chairman of seven state boards, including the School Land Board, the Veterans Land Board, and the Coastal Coordination Council. Current annual salary: $137,500 JERRY PATTERSON (R): - No reply received
HECTOR URIBE (D): Thirteen years in the Texas legislature and service on the Finance, Education and Natural Resources committees prepared me to plan for the future funding, educational and environmental needs of our  state. I chaired the Senate’s standing subcommittee on Water and vice-chaired the joint subcommittee on Oil Spills and Water Pollution (response exceeded 50 word limit) HECTOR URIBE (D): Thirteen years in the Texas legislature and service on the Finance, Education and Natural Resources committees prepared me to plan for the future funding, educational and environmental needs of our state. I chaired the Senate’s standing subcommittee on Water and vice-chaired the joint subcommittee on Oil Spills and Water Pollution (response exceeded 50 word limit)
JAMES HOLDAR (L): Age 67 years. Resident of Texas since 1969. Military: US Army. Education: BSCE Civil Engineering. Registered Professional Land Surveyor. Registered Professional Engineer. Owned an  engineering and land surveying company for 27 years. Served as District Engineer for Drainage Districts in Cameron and Willacy Counties. JAMES HOLDAR (L): Age 67 years. Resident of Texas since 1969. Military: US Army. Education: BSCE Civil Engineering. Registered Professional Land Surveyor. Registered Professional Engineer. Owned an engineering and land surveying company for 27 years. Served as District Engineer for Drainage Districts in Cameron and Willacy Counties.

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