Mike Collier isn’t like a typical politician.
As a “financial watchdog,” with over two decades of experience as a businessman and an energy expert, Mike has built a reputation for rigorous financial analysis, independent decision-making, and a commitment to telling the truth, no matter what.
Mike Collier was born and raised in rural America where he learned the importance of family, freedom, and hard work. The Colliers established roots in Georgetown in Williamson County, which at the time was a small town of just 7,500. As a student, he quickly developed a life-long love of music and became a state renowned trumpet player in the Georgetown Eagles marching band.
Like all the Collier children, he went on to a Texas public university, attending the University of Texas at Austin where he marched in the Longhorn Band and met the love of his life, Suzanne.
After graduating with a degree in Petroleum Land Management and later an MBA, Mike worked as a Landman and then became a Certified Public Accountant and an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He later worked to build a successful Texas energy company as its CFO, and today, he guides companies as they make investments in energy across the state. All throughout, Mike helped Texas companies create good paying jobs.
Mike first entered politics to fight for Texas public schools. After seeing money gutted from our public schools year after year, he put his career aside to run for office and hold our state leaders accountable.
Because of his extensive experience as an auditor, he knows the Texas budget like the back of his hand. Mike knows why our schools are underfunded and he has a plan to fix it without raising taxes on ordinary Texans. For instance, by closing just one corporate tax loophole that benefits out-of-state corporations, Mike would increase funding for Texas schools by nearly $5 billion while reining in property taxes.
Honest, sensible, and fighting for Texas families — not corporations and lobbyists.
In 2018, he ran a historic race for Lt. Governor against Dan Patrick — running the closest race for Lt. Governor in nearly two decades and outperforming the top of the Democratic ticket in ⅔ of Texas’ counties.
Since then, he has continued to serve as a watchdog on the State Legislature by ensuring that they deliver on their promises made to Texas teachers, retirees, and students.
It’s the love and support of his college sweetheart and wife for thirty-two years, Suzanne, and his two grown sons and a daughter-in-law who live and work in Texas, that keep Mike fired up to fight for a better Texas.
Simply put, Mike has a plan for Texas. Click here to see his priorities.