Ethics Commission, Texas*
8 Members - Term: 4 Years
Agency #: 356 201 East 14th St., 10th FloorP.O. Box 12070Austin 78711-2070
The Texas Ethics Commission has eight commissioners. Four of the commissioners are appointed by the Governor, two are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and two are appointed by the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Members of the Texas Senate and the Texas House of Representatives who represent each political party submit lists of nominees to the appropriate state official for appointment. The commissioners serve for four-year terms.
The commission is responsible for administering and enforcing laws concerning political contributions and expenditures, political advertising, lobbyist activities and the conduct of state officers and employees.
* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2025.