Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Todd Hunter District 32 (R-Corpus Christi)

Industry
Lawyer
Education
B.A., University of Kansas; J.D., Southern Methodist University
Spouse
Alexis
Committees
  • Calendars (Chair)
  • County Affairs
  • General Investigating & Ethics
  • Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
  • Redistricting
  • Redistricting (Procedural) Committee
  • House Select Committee on Redistricting
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Hunter is a partner at Hunter & Handel, an insurance defense firm in Corpus Christi.

  • He was a lobbyist for TWIA from 2003 to 2007, and has also represented Koch Industries, the Texas Travel Industry Association, Flint Hills Resources, Jim E. Docking Inc, Texas Day Cruises and the Texas Association of Counties.

  • He has stock in companies including CVS Caremark, Time Warner, Merck, Pfizer, Chevron, Natural Fuel Gas, Peabody Energy, Dr Pepper, Exxon, Wal-Mart, ConocoPhillips and Halliburton.

  • His wife, Alexis, is an interior designer who owns a company, Alexis Hunter Inc. He is a director there.

  • He is an advisory director at American Bank, and a vice president of Sualdi Explorations LLC (Alexis Hunter is also a VP and director).

Property

  • 220 acres of agricultural land in Uvalde valued at more than $451,500

  • 91 acres of agricultural land in Medina valued at $275,550

  • 87 acres of land in Bandera

  • Residential property in Corpus Christi valued at $424,998

  • Business office in Corpus Christi valued at $41,000, though he personally owns just $1,500 worth

Analysis

  • He was a lobbyist for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association from 2003 to 2007 before being elected to the Legislature in 2008. In 2010, after Hurricane Ike, he was named the mediator of what would be a large settlement between coastal homeowners and TWIA, for which he earned more than $65,000. He has been a member of the joint legislative oversight committee on TWIA, which oversees the quasi-governmental agency. He filed multiple pieces of legislation related to TWIA and insurance interests in 2013.