In 2014 Mike Collier ran for the office of Texas Comptroller as a Democrat, against all odds. His insider’s view of Texas politics, stories of campaign trail adventures and insights into the surprising common ground between Democrats and Republicans are recounted with great humor in his book, Out of Comptrol: A Converted Democrat’s Improbable Quest to Save Texas Politics. A retired PwC partner and a CPA with 25 years of experience including as CFO of Layline Petroleum, LLC, Mike received his undergraduate degree in Petroleum Land Management and an MBA from the University of Texas. He and his wife Suzanne have been married for 28 years and have two proud Texan sons. Mike recently announced his intention to run for Texas Lieutenant Governor on the Democratic ticket.