Carole Rising

A political résumé


1972-1977: AISD Board Member and President / Elected 1972 / Resigned one year before end of term to run for mayor

1977-1983: Austin Mayor / Elected 1977 / Resigned four months before end of third term to serve on State Board of Insurance

1983-1985: State Board of Insurance / Appointed by Democratic Gov. Mark White / Three years before term ended, she switched from "D" to "R" and mounted a campaign to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jake Pickle – which she lost in 1986

1994-1998: Texas Railroad Commissioner / Elected 1994 (after losing first bid in 1992 GOP primary) / Announced candidacy for comptroller six months into first term; lost first bid for commissioner in 1992 GOP primary

1998-2006: Texas Comptroller / Elected 1998 / Announced candidacy for governor a year before end of term, which ends this year

2006: Texas Governor / Independent (Republican) candidate / To be determined

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