Tom Pauken

Politics & Policy |
September 12, 2013

The Underdog

Tom Pauken, the former chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, knows he has an uphill climb to defeat Greg Abbott in the Republican primary for governor next March. But he’s not interested in what he calls “the divine right of succession.”

Politics & Policy |
February 26, 2009

Unemployment Fund situation dire

At yesterday's hearing of the Texas Senate Nominations Committee, Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Tom Pauken didn't mince words about the dire situation facing the state's unemployment rate -- and the fund the state relies upon to pay unemployment benefits.  The Unemployment Compensation Trust  Fund will be flat broke sometime next

Politics & Policy |
April 1, 1998

Primary Cullers

Winners in the March 10 primaries:George W. Bush His archnemesis, former Republican state chairman Tom Pauken, failed to make the runoff for attorney general, while his point man for his strategy to win Hispanic votes, former Secretary of State Tony Garza, won the GOP nomination for railroad commissioner.Big Money The