Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte District 26 (D-San Antonio )

Industry
Medical
Education
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1979.
Spouse
Pete
Committees
  • Business & Commerce
  • Education
  • State Affairs
  • Veteran Affairs & Military Installations (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Van de Putte is a pharmacist with Davila Pharmacy in San Antonio.

  • Van de Putte's husband, Pete, owns Dixie Flag, a family-run business. In 2011, he received more than $25,000 in royalties from XTO Energy, a gas well in the family that he received a share of when his father passed away.

Property

  • Residence in San Antonio valued at $133,550

Analysis

  • In the past three legislative sessions, Van de Putte has filed at least 18 bills related to pharmacies and has passed at least nine of them. The bills filed include measures to allow electronic prescriptions for controlled substances, to make more pharmacist disciplinary and abuse records confidential and to shorten pharmacy benefit managers' deadlines to pay pharmacists. She also passed a measure aimed at giving pharmacy technicians more responsibilities. 

  • In 2009, Van de Putte reported receiving honoraria for speaking and attending conferences worth nearly $28,000, including an $8,500 trip to Scotland to speak on a panel and a $7,700 trip to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In both 2010 and 2011, she reported honoraria of $14,500 and $11,440, respectively. The 2011 figure included a $3,657 trip to a conference in South Africa. Van de Putte said she serves on national boards on behalf of the state of Texas, and that some of the posts are mandated by law or court settlement.