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?”
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Statement: Says he would be first CPA to serve as Texas comptroller.