Community Supporting Honorable Hegar to be the Next Comptroller of the State of Texas
By Ilyas Choudry, TMO
Various community activists and organizers came together on the evening of Monday, October 27th, 2014, to support the Campaign for the Texas Comptroller by Honorable Texas Senator in Austin from Katy Texas Glen Hegar.
Program was graced by the presence of 78 years old famous poet of Pakistan Professor Muhammad Anwar Masood, who is on tour of USA now-a-days advocating for enhancing education in Rural Pakistan.
Emcee of the evening was Muhammad Saeed Sheikh, who has been actively involved in various community organizations, including being the President of Houston-Karachi Sister City Association (HKSCA).
Program started with Invocation from Quran by Mehmet Okumus, President of the Turkish Center. Community leader and famous CPA Haroon Shaikh welcomed the guests and talked about what is the Office of the Comptroller. Basically this office started in 1835, where the Comptroller is considered as the principal guardian of the Texas capitals, and representing as the tax collector. Several other names can be given to this most crucial position in Texas, like the primary accountant, head of income estimator, or the chief treasurer for all of the States’ Government. Noor Ali Momin, President of the Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association, Inc (GHRA) also spoke on the occasion.
One of the leading organizers’ of the event successful community entrepreneur Harris Kamal talked about the reasons to elect Honorable State of Texas Senator Glenn Haegar. He said usually immigrants from South Asia follow strong conservative values like family, religion, education of children, fiscal, and freedom. Track record of Hon. Glen clearly suggests he meets all of these criteria, as he has worked as Senator to reduce government inefficiencies, saved taxpayer dollars, and provided common sense solutions to problems facing everyday Texans.
Hon Glen Hegar was introduced by the State Representative Martha Wong, who is a native Houstonian, second generation Chinese American, and the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, as well as first Asian American woman to be elected to the Texas House of Representatives.
Hon Hegar said people can check his track record of fiscally being conservative and promoting family values & freedom. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters, the committee charged with reviewing all state and local revenue matters, he was responsible for cutting $1 billion in taxes during the 83rd legislative session for Texas taxpayers and businesses. He will remain be a vigilant steward of our tax dollars and a strong advocate for our growing economy.
Forty Four years old Glenn Allen Hegar, Jr. is a Republican member of the Texas Senate since 2002. He is the Republican nominee for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to fill the seat being vacated in January 2015 by the retiring Susan Combs. In the previous sessions, he was recognized as “Best Legislator” and the “Rookie of the Year” for the 80th Session by Capitol Inside, received the Legislative Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Police Association, and “Star for Rural Texas” from the Texas Farm Bureau.
Chief Coordinator of the Event Mahmood Dahri said the Vote of Thanks; followed by sumptuous dinner of Bijan Persian Grill. Present on the occasion were also other host committee members Atif Khan, Dr. Nawab Leghari, Farrukh Seyar, Amin Lakhani, and Nadir Viryani.