Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Glenn Hegar District 18 (R-Katy)

Industry
Ranching/Agriculture
Education
B.A., Texas A&M University, 1993; M.A., St. Mary's University, 1997; J.D., St. Mary's University, 1997; L.L.M., University of Arkansas, 1998
Spouse
Dara
Committees
  • Finance
  • Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
  • Natural Resources
  • Nominations (Chair)
  • Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Hegar is a partner in Hegar Farms in Hockley, where he specializes in growing corn, wheat and hay. The farmland has been in his family since the 1850s. It is located 50 miles northwest of Houston.

  • His wife, Dara, is a personal injury lawyer and managing attorney at the Lanier Law Firm.

  • He owns stock in Citigroup/Citistock, USA Mobile Inc. and St. Pauls Travelers.

  • Hegar was elected comptroller in 2014. 

Property

  • Residential property in Katy valued at $750,670

  • Property in Hockley valued at $89,746

  • Property in Austin worth $236,114

  • Farmland in Harris, Waller and Montgomery counties, shared with other family members

Analysis

  • While running for comptroller, Hegar amended his personal financial statements after The Associated Press reported that he did not list his wife, her employer or the specifics on a mutual fund. At the time, Hegar said he did not have “active control” over his wife’s work or assets. 

  • As of June 2014, more than 10 percent of the money Hegar had raised to run for comptroller came from business or firms with clients who had active tax cases, The Houston Chronicle reportedHegar said at a Texas Tribune event that he wouldn't give favorable treatment to those who donated.