When former state Rep. Raul Torres announced his run for Texas comptroller, he claimed a historic advantage: “I’m a certified public accountant and would be the very first CPA to serve in this office,” he said in an online campaign video.
Torres, a Republican elected in 2010 who served one term representing Corpus Christi’s District 33, has been a certified public accountant since 1993. Later in the video, he said, “Can you believe that this office, which manages your tax dollars, has never had an accountant as its head officer?”
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
Statement: Says he would be first CPA to serve as Texas comptroller.