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2010-10-28 / General Stories

COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS:

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: collects taxes and fees owed the state; reports the state’s financial condition to the Legislature at the end of each fiscal year and provides estimates of revenue for the coming year; provides economic development assistance to local governments and businesses; audits the performance of Texas schools. Current annual salary: $150,000
SUSAN COMBS (R): Have managed the CPA for 4 successful years, comprehensively reformed online transparency efforts; served in state legislature and understand budget process; worked on Wall Street in  corporate finance; small business owner for 30 years; former prosecutor; have found nearly $173 million in tax underreporting; pushed Texas to buy smarter. SUSAN COMBS (R): Have managed the CPA for 4 successful years, comprehensively reformed online transparency efforts; served in state legislature and understand budget process; worked on Wall Street in corporate finance; small business owner for 30 years; former prosecutor; have found nearly $173 million in tax underreporting; pushed Texas to buy smarter.
MARY RUWART (L): My Ph.D. in biophysics and 30- year career in the sciences has given me ample training in computational analysis. In addition, I have kept the books for a number of small  businesses throughout my career, as well as analyzing budget items for the Libertarian National Committee. MARY RUWART (L): My Ph.D. in biophysics and 30- year career in the sciences has given me ample training in computational analysis. In addition, I have kept the books for a number of small businesses throughout my career, as well as analyzing budget items for the Libertarian National Committee.
EDWARD LINDSAY (G): Married 34 years, 3 children, Vietnam Era Veteran, 2 Honorable Discharges, 3 college degrees (Mathematics, School Administration, Administration), Licensed Insurance Broker, Licensed Real Estate Broker, past Treasurer of the Texas Junior College Teachers Association, Certificate of Recognition (U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1991), Certificate of Appreciation (U.S. Army, 2009). EDWARD LINDSAY (G): Married 34 years, 3 children, Vietnam Era Veteran, 2 Honorable Discharges, 3 college degrees (Mathematics, School Administration, Administration), Licensed Insurance Broker, Licensed Real Estate Broker, past Treasurer of the Texas Junior College Teachers Association, Certificate of Recognition (U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1991), Certificate of Appreciation (U.S. Army, 2009).

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