Hank Gilbert's file:
Gilbert

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 Texas has so few gas-pump inspectors in the field, "the HEBs of this state, the Brookshires of this state, they're calibrating their own gas pumps. The (Texas Department of Agriculture) just sends them the stickers and they calibrate them."

Says gas pumps in different parts of Texas are missing state inspection stickers and/or their inspections are out of date--and that's cheating consumers.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 the Texas Department of Agriculture seeks to purchase up to 300,000 promotional stress balls.  

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

Texas Truthiness in 2010:

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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