Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Harvey Hilderbran District 53 (R-Kerrville)

Industry
Real Estate, Business Owner
Education
B.A., Texas Tech University
Spouse
Tracy
Committees
  • Ways & Means (Chair)
  • State Affairs
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Hilderbran is self-employed as a real estate sale broker.

  • He is president of TRC Marketing Services, in which he is self-employed doing business development and marketing.

  • Hilderbran and/or his wife, Tracy, have interests in a range of stocks. Those listed on his 2011 disclosure are: Meridian Oil and Gas, Sprint-Nextel, Valero, Intel, Bristol Myers Squibb, Southwest Airlines, Arm Holdings, Nortel Networks, Hilda Corp, Sprint Nextel, Sirius Satellite Radio, Templeton BRIC Fund, Ford Motor, Power Shares Dynamic & Biotechnology & GNM Portfolio, Citigroup, Applied Materials, Tellabs, AMD, Activision Blizzard, Pfizer and Cisco.

  • Hilderbran receives some income from interest/dividends/royalties/rents from Radio Shack, and he lists business interests in Meridian Oil & Gas; Hilda Corp; Hilderbran Realty Group; TRC Marketing Services; and Behland Park Partners, which is a mobile home park based in Uvalde.

Property

  • Residential property in Kerrville valued at $285,258

  • Residential property in San Antonio valued at $144,000

Analysis

  • A September 2012 Texas Tribune article noted that Hilderbran "blanketed the state Capitol this week with flyers advertising his real estate business," with the help of an unpaid legislative intern. That raised some eyebrows, but Hilderbran said he saw nothing wrong with the practice.