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Former Commission Members

In the Texas Racing Act as enacted in 1986, the Commission was divided into two sections - a horse racing section and a greyhound racing section. Three of the members appointed by the governor were required to have special knowledge or experience relating to horse racing. The other three members appointed by the governor were required to have special knowledge or experience relating to greyhound racing. The horse racing section, composed of the three horse racing members and the two ex-officio members, had exclusive jurisdiction on matters relating solely to horse racing. Similarly, the greyhound racing section, composed of the three greyhound racing members and the two ex-officio members, had exclusive jurisdiction on matters relating solely to greyhound racing. On matters relating to both horse and greyhound racing, such as the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering, all of the commissioners acted as a single body.

In 1997, the Legislature modified the composition of the Commission through the sunset process and eliminated the two sections.

Commissioners Section of Commission/
Special Qualification
Years Served
Gary P. Aber, DVM Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2012-2017
Jesse R. Adams Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2003-2008
Glenn P. Blodgett, DVM Horse 1988-1995
Treva Boyd Special knowledge of greyhound racing 1999-2007
David Cabrales Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2006-2007
G. Kent Carter, DVM Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2004-2010
Larry J. Christopher Greyhound 1995-2001
James H. Clement, Sr. Horse 1988-1991
Comer Cottrell Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2002-2004
Hilary B. Doran Greyhound 1988-1991
Hugh A. Fitzsimons, Jr. Horse 1988-1993
Demarious K. Frey, DVM Greyhound 1988-1993
David C. Garza Knowledge of business or agribusiness 1998-2003
Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr. Horse 1993-1999
Scott Haywood Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2009-2011
Terri Lacy Special knowledge of greyhound racing 1998-2003
Thomas Latham Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2009
A.L. Mangham, Jr. Greyhound 1988-1995
Michael F. Martin, DVM Public 2010-2015
Deorsey E. McGruder, Jr., DVM Greyhound 1993-1999
Rolando Pablos Knowledge of business or agribusiness

2007-2011 and
2015 - 2016

Pat Pangburn Greyhound 1991-1998
R. Dyke Rogers Knowledge of business or agribusiness 1999 -2007
Mike Rutherford Special knowledge of horse racing 2001-2007
James L. Schulze, D.V.M. Horse 1995-2002
Charles "Sonny" Sowell Knowledge of business or agribusiness 2003-2009
Vicki Smith Weinberg Public 2009-2015
Anne Dunigan Wilson Horse 1991-1998
     
Comptroller of Public Accounts    
Bob Bullock Ex-Officio, Comptroller 1988-1991
John Sharp Ex-Officio, Comptroller 1991-1999
Carole Keeton Strayhorn Ex-Officio, Comptroller 1999-2007
Susan Combs Ex-Officio, Comptroller 2007-2014
     
Public Safety Commission    
Ruben R. Cardenas Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 1988-1990
Robert B. Holt Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 1990-1992
1994-1995
Ronald D. Krist Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 1993-1994
James B. Francis, Jr. Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 1996-1998
M. Colleen McHugh Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 1998-2005
Carlos H. Cascos Ex-Officio, Designee, Public Safety Commission 2005
Louis Sturns Ex-Officio, Designee, Public Safety Commission 2005-2006
Ernest Angelo, Jr. Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 2006-2008
Beth Anderson Ex-Officio, Designee, Public Safety Commission 2008
Thomas Clowe Ex-Officio, Designee, Public Safety Commission 2008-2011
Allan B. Polunsky Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 2011-2013
A. Cynthia Leon Ex-Officio, Chair, Public Safety Commission 2013-2017

 

Page updated: 6/16/17

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