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Gary Painter, Board Member

Gary PainterGary Painter, of Midland, is Sheriff of Midland County and has over 45 years of law enforcement service. He is a lifetime member of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas and a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association, Western States Sheriffs’ Association, Southwest Border Sheriffs’ Coalition and the Texas Police Association. He is a gubernatorial appointee on the Commission on Jail Standards, president of the Midland County Bail Bond Board, board member of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force, and a member of the Interoperable Communications Board and Law Enforcement Academy Board for the Permian Basin Planning Commission. Painter received a Bachelor of Science in police administration.

Gary Painter was appointed in August 2016 by Governor Abbott for a term to expire on February 1, 2021.


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