Innovation, Reform, Accountability for All Texans

For more than two decades, Susan Combs has been committed to creating innovative and practical solutions across many sectors and levels of government, making it easier for taxpayers and citizens to access and understand their government.

She has also successfully worked to provide citizens with information and tools to empower them to more directly participate in their government. She has opened state and local spending to unprecedented taxpayer scrutiny and demanded financial accountability across all levels of government. Within her own agency, she has saved more than $12 million by streamlining processes and identifying efficiencies. Since she took office in 2007, Susan has also returned over $1 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners.

In addition, Susan has spent more than twenty years fighting for landowners, passing landmark private property rights legislation in Texas and creating innovative solutions to challenge federal overreach on private lands, while protecting our natural resources and ensuring the state's economy continues to thrive. 

From her work as a former assistant District Attorney handling child abuse cases to her efforts to reform childhood nutrition policies and protect children’s identities, Susan has worked hard to protect the welfare of our children – our state’s future.

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Caption: Susan receiving the first-ever Trailblazer for Transparency award from Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Texas. Pictured with Peggy Venable, Texas Policy Director and Senior States Policy Advisor.

Susan receiving the first-ever Trailblazer for Transparency award from Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Texas. Pictured with Peggy Venable, Texas Policy Director and Senior States Policy Advisor.

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Report: State should boost training

July 24, 2014
Austin American-Statesman
Dan Zehr

Texas has one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing youth populations, but the economic boost they could deliver when they enter the workforce won’t materialize unless the state supports the training programs they need to launch and sustain their careers, according to a new report released from the state comptroller’s office.