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The Commissioners: The Policy Making Body

The Commission is composed of nine members, seven of whom are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Chair of the Public Safety Commission and the Comptroller of Public Accounts serve as ex-officio members of the Commission with full voting privileges. The seven non-salaried commissioners serve overlapping six-year terms.

Of the seven appointed Commissioners, five must be representatives of the general public and have general knowledge of business or agribusiness. At least one of those appointed members may be a veterinarian, and being licensed as a veterinarian satisfies the requirement that the person have general knowledge of business or agribusiness. One additional appointed member must have special knowledge or experience related to greyhound racing and one must have special knowledge or experience related to horse racing.

The Governor designates the chairman. The nine members elect the vice-chairman for a term of two years.

Texas Racing Commission
Commissioners
Designation
 Hometown 
  Term Expires 
John T. Steen III, Chair
Public
Houston
02/01/2019
Ronald F. Ederer, Vice-Chair
Horse
Corpus Christi
02/01/2019
Gary P. Aber, DVM
Public
Simonton
02/01/2021
Gloria Hicks
Greyhound
Corpus Christi
02/01/2017
Margaret Martin
Public
Boerne
02/01/2021
Robert Schmidt, MD
Public
Aledo
02/01/2017
Vacancy
Ex-Officio Members
     
Glenn Hegar, Comptroller of Public Accounts
N/A
Austin
N/A
A. Cynthia Leon, Chair, Public Safety Commission
N/A
Mission
N/A

To see a list of former commissioners see former commission members.

Page updated: 1/17/17

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