Bob Bullock Campaign Materials

Swag from a 40 year political career

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In a political career that spanned nearly 40 years, Bob Bullock (1929–1999) is credited as being the principal architect of modern Texas government. 

Bullock grew up in Hillsboro and was elected to public office as a state representative in 1956, representing his hometown. While still in the Legislature, Bullock enrolled in law school, earning a law degree from Baylor University in 1958. 

After his time in the Texas House of Representatives, Bullock served as assistant attorney general and Texas Secretary of State. He was an active Secretary of State and pushed for voting rights for 18-year-olds. He also championed campaign finance and election law reform.

In 1974, Bullock successfully ran for State Comptroller of Public Accounts. In that position, Bullock oversaw an office that collected delinquent taxes, ensured that state agencies spent within their budgets, and modernized the entire office with the introduction of computers to improve record keeping. From 1975 to 1991, he transformed the agency into one of the most efficient in the state and became the first elected official to adopt an equal opportunity program that ushered in an era of ethnic diversity, hiring and promoting record numbers of women and minorities.

Bullock then served two terms as Texas’s 38th Lieutenant Governor from 1991 to 1999 before retiring from public office. Due largely to his insistence that government work for the best of Texas, Bullock is remembered for his bipartisanship and ability to bring about consensus on issues that long divided legislators.

 

"He never took any election for granted. When it came to campaigning, he would do everything to win an election." 

Chuck Bailey, Executive Assistant, Chief of Staff, and General Counsel under Bullock from 1993 to 1995

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