During his decade of public service, Hank has been a Conservative Leader and Taxpayer Champion in Galveston County. In 2022, Hank ran and was elected as the Galveston County Treasurer on the platform of eliminating his own office in order to save taxpayers over $450K a year. In November of 2023, Galveston County voters approved Proposition 12 in the Constitutional Amendment Election and officially abolished the office – becoming the first county to do so in over 34 years. Prior to becoming Treasurer, Hank was League City Mayor Pro Tem and served on the city council there for 6 years where he consistently advocated for smaller government and lower taxes. He fought to cut the city tax rate below the effective rate every year and stopped the city from closing businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. His advocacy and leadership paid off for citizens in the form of historic infrastructure investment to address flooding and traffic while, at the same time, heavily funding public safety to maintain League City’s status as one of the safest cities in America. Hank is a successful small business owner and real estate investor. He dedicates countless hours volunteering for several local non-profits. Hank and his wife, Mary, attend Bay Harbour Church where they teach a bible study class and serve on missions each summer. Hank studied at the University of Texas at Austin on a full-scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics before returning home. After welcoming his first child, Henry, to the world this past summer, Hank is more dedicated than ever to improve our community for his family, your family, and generations to come.
Hank will fight to lower your tax rate below the No New Revenue Rate every year he is in office - a promise he delivered on during his 6 years serving on the League City Council. He will advocate for property tax and appraisal reform both at home and in Austin.
As Commissioner, Hank will reduce the size of county government by finding efficiencies between departments and working collaboratively with other elected officials - as he did most recently by leading the charge to eliminate the outdated County Treasurer’s office and saving taxpayers $450K annually.
Over the past few years, there has been a spike in crime and drug overdoses in Galveston County. As Commissioner, Hank will prioritize public safety programs and spending to give our officers the resources they need to get drugs and crime off of our streets.
We need a Commissioner who understands how to work with federal, state, and regional partners to complete critical drainage and transportation infrastructure projects. Hank has been a leader in our coastal community and will make us more resilient to protect lives and property.