Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Tony Tinderholt District 94 (R-Arlington)

Industry
Business Executive
Education
M.A., Touro University
Spouse
Bethany Tyler-Tinderholt
Committees
  • Corrections
  • Government Transparency & Operation
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Tinderholt is the director of training and recruiting for Eliot Management Group, which provides credit card processing services to merchants.

  • He previously served in the U.S. Air Force, where he worked as a Spanish cryptologic linguist, and the U.S. Army. He receives retirement and disability benefits from the VA and U.S. Army.

  • He previously worked as a Spanish instructor at Columbia College in Fort Worth.

  • His spouse, Brittany, is director of sales for Burnett's Staffing in Arlington.

Property

  • Residential property in Arlington valued at $406,034

Analysis

  • Tinderholt received the bulk of the campaign contributions in his first campaign from a group called Accountability First, which has invested significant effort into defeating school bond measures. It has received large contributions from University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall and Jeff Sandefer, an unofficial adviser to then-Gov. Rick Perry on education issues. The group is similar to the conservative group Empower Texans, which has also contributed heavily to Tinderholt's campaign.