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Times Record News: Our endorsement goes to Harvey Hilderbran

March 2, 2014

Two candidates for key Texas positions sought the paper’s endorsement and were so enthusiastic about the prospect, we barely got a word in edgewise. Harvey Hilderbran, running as a Republican for Comptroller, and J. Allen Carnes, for Agriculture Commissioner, came to the interview with more stances than there was time.

Comptroller hopeful Hilderbran vows better revenue forecast to avoid surplus-time budget cuts

March 1, 2014

When not overseeing tax laws in the Texas Legislature, Harvey Hilderbran counsels businesses on how to become more profitable — a job combination he says makes him uniquely qualified to be the state’s next chief financial officer.

Amarillo Globe-News Editorial: Hilderbran is best pick

February 28, 2014

There was a minor theme — of sorts — that many candidates for statewide office in Texas shared with us while on the campaign trail. The past couple of state budget forecasts prepared by the comptroller’s office were not all that accurate — and there is room for improvement.

Comptroller candidates vow greater transparency, improved estimates

February 27, 2014

Five candidates vying to replace outgoing Comptroller Susan Combs all want to change how the state keeps track of its dollars and bring greater transparency to the office — but they differ in approach.

Not the Comptroller’s Race Many Were Counting On

February 25, 2014

If you’d have asked Texas Capitol insiders six to eight months ago whether Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, had a shot winning the contest for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts – something he’d been hinting at for some time – many would have been quick to dismiss the idea.

Austin American-Statesman: We recommend Harvey Hilderbran in GOP race for comptroller

February 20, 2014

We think state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran is the Republican best prepared to be an effective comptroller and restore the office’s reputation for accuracy and effectiveness.

Comptroller Forum – Hilderbran: Texas Needs a Taxpayer Bill of Rights

February 19, 2014

Texas is a great state and our economy is the envy of the nation. But as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the past three years, I have seen firsthand that our state’s tax collection system badly needs reform.

Republican state comptroller candidate, Harvey Hilderbran, makes campaign stop in Marshall

February 18, 2014

Republican state comptroller candidate Harvey Hilderbran stopped by Marshall Monday as a part of his campaign across the state.

The Eagle recommends a vote for Harvey Hilderbran for comptroller of public accounts

February 17, 2014

Hilderbran has represented the Kerrville area in the state House since 1989 and said this would be is last term even if he wasn’t running for comptroller.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times Editorial: Hilderbran is GOP’s best choice for comptroller

February 17, 2014

The Comptroller is Texas’ elected chief financial officer, paying the bills, managing the bookkeeping, collecting tax and fee revenue and, let’s not forget, making the revenue estimates that determine how much the Legislature can budget for expenses. It’s an office that would be best served by someone who genuinely wants the job and not by someone who sees it as a stepping stone to a higher office.