Hegar touts transparency in comptroller's race

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Associated Press

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 16 at 10:05 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican candidate for state comptroller Glenn Hegar has amended his personal financial disclosures after questions arose about their legality.

The conservative state senator from Katy provided additional information after The Associated Press questioned why the statements to the Texas Ethics Commission did not list his wife, her employer or a breakdown of the mutual funds they own. An expert on the law said that information was required.

Every candidate and officeholder is required by state law to disclose their family's assets to allow voters to check for conflicts of interest.

Hegar said he thought he was following the law and his campaign filed the revisions to remove any questions about them.

His three competitors all provided detailed information about their wives and their assets.

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