Democrat from Texas
Hank Gilbert, who raises cattle near Tyler, was the 2010 Democratic nominee for Texas agriculture commissioner. He won the party's 2006 nomination for the same post.
Recent statements involving Hank Gilbert
Says gas pumps in different parts of Texas are missing state inspection stickers and/or their inspections are out of date--and that's cheating consumers.
Says Democrat Hank Gilbert "has a criminal conviction for theft, has multiple years of unpaid taxes, has multiple tax liens and fines, unsafe driving convictions (and) has recently been accused of taking a bribe and is on record lying to the press this year about his criminal record."
"Todd Staples recently tried to woo his supporters and right-wing base by suggesting the Agriculture Commission cut programs intended to feed the elderly and disabled, many of whom are veterans."
Recent stories featuring Hank Gilbert
Not everyone's pants were on fire this year — some worthy statements sent the Truth-O-Meter needle pointing to True.
Statements by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White were among our most-read fact-checks that found the speaker correct.
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