Glenn Hegar

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Glenn Hegar
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Texas State Senate, District 18
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 7
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Glenn Hegar has been a Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 18 since 2007.

Hegar graduated with a B.A. in political science and history from Texas A&M University and also graduated with an M.A. in international economic relations from St. Mary's University in 1997. He later obtained a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law and subsequently graduated with a Masters of Law in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas.

In addition to being a senator, Hegar is a farmer and prior to his election to the state senate, Hegar was a representative in the Texas House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.[1]

District 18

Glenn Hegar represents District 18, which includes the county of Goliad, Texas.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hegar served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Natural Resources
Nominations, Chair


Hegar served on the following Texas Senate committees:




See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Hegar ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 18. Hegar ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Hegar won re-election to the 18th District Seat in 2010, defeating Democratic opponent Patricia Olney in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4] He ran unopposed in the primary.ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket.

Texas State Senate, District 18
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Hegar (R) 146,087 70.42%
Patricia Olney (D) 61,345 29.57%


On Nov. 7, 2006, Hegar won election to the 18th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Roy Wright (L).[5]

Hegar raised $852,050 for his campaign while Wright raised $0.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 18 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Hegar (R) 110,512 78.92%
Roy Wright (L) 29,511 21.07%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Hegar raised a total of $905,083 in 2010. Below are Hegar's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[7]

Contributor 2010 total
Perry, Bob J $20,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $17,768
Time Warner $15,500
Texas Association of Realtors $12,500
USAA $11,000


In 2006, a year in which Hegar was up for election, he collected $852,050 in donations. [8]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texas for lawsuit reform $50,000
Robert Perry $45,000
Texas Farm Bureau $27,500
Texas Medical Association $26,214


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[9] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Glenn Hegar received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.


Hegar was born on November 25, 1970 in Houston, Tx. He and his wife, Dara, have on child: Claire.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Armbrister
Texas Senate District 18
Succeeded by