Political People and their Moves

Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, is exploring a run for comptroller in 2014, working on the assumption that Comptroller Susan Combs will be moving on. He waited to reveal his intentions until after the filing for offices for this year's elections had ended, thus keeping any eager successors at bat. He's running for another term in the Senate and didn't draw any major party opponents for either the primary or general election. And he says he intends to run for comptroller whether he draws a two-year or a four-year term after November's elections.

Hegar could end up in a primary with one of his own constituents. Former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina of Wharton has shown some interest in running for comptroller, too.

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, is also kicking the tires in that race, but Hegar appears to be the only candidate actively in the hunt.

Kathie Glass is the new chairman of the Harris County Libertarian Party. She was that party's 2010 nominee for governor, and replaces Guy McLendon in that party post.

Doug Davis is leaving the lieutenant governor's office, where he's the resident wizard on redistricting, for the Wholesale Beer Distributors Association, where he'll be vice president. He's replacing Tom Spilman, who succeeded the late Mike McKinney.

Holly Deshields, former chief of staff to state Sen. Mike Jackson, R-La Porte, is joining the Austin lobby offices of McGuireWoods Consulting.

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Harold Jenkins of Irving to the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors. Jenkins is president of CTJ Maintenance.

The governor reappointed Francisco "Frank" Torres of Raymondville — Willacy County's emergency management coordinator — to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.

And he reappointed Vandy Anderson and Linda Rounds to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County. Anderson is a part-time captain at the Texas Seaport Museum and a former radio station owner. Rounds is a professor at the UT-Medical Branch School of Nursing. Both are from Galveston.