Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board Chairman Guillermo Trevino issued the following statement on the death of TxDMV Board Member Gary Painter:

“Gary Painter was a preeminent public servant. From the moment he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966, he began a lifetime commitment to serve and protect others – first, around the world and then back home throughout his distinguished law enforcement career in Midland County. Sheriff Painter was a dedicated member of the TxDMV Board since August 2016, and I have tremendous respect for his professionalism, insight and wise counsel. He was a good man and will be deeply missed. The TxDMV Board and staff extend our heartfelt prayer and sympathy for the Painter family.”