Treasurer: Bob Hampton

Contact Information

900 7th Street Room 136
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Phone: (940)766-8136       Fax: (940)766-8196
Email: Bob.Hampton@co.wichita.tx.us

Personnel

Chief Deputy: Karen Provence
Accounts Receivable: Debbie Choate

Personal Bio

Bob Hampton, born in Wichita Falls, is a graduate of Midwestern State University, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Bob was elected Wichita County Treasurer in November of 2004. Discharged as a captain of artillery, USMC, in1972, Bob came back to Wichita Falls to work in the family business. In 1995, Bob became a licensed stock broker, and worked for Smith Barney until the election. He is married to Vera Jo Hampton, and they have four children and three grandchildren. Bob is active in the Masonic lodge, Maskat Shrine, and a spokesperson for the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. He is also an Elder and Sunday school teacher in the First Presbyterian Church.

 

  Duties and Responsibilities

The county treasurer is the county's banker. The county treasurer, as the chief custodian of county finance, shall:  1)Receive all monies belonging to the county from whatever source; 2)Keep and account for all monies in a designated depository; and 3)Pay and apply or disburse all monies in such a manner as commissioners court may direct, by law.

All receipts of any official belonging to the county must be turned over to the county treasurer daily. The county treasurer often acts as the chief liaison between the county and all depository banks. In this capacity, he or she maintains records of all deposits and withdrawals, and reconciles all bank statements, thus assuring their accuracy and the safety of county funds. The county treasurer, who may be designated as the county's investment officer, is required to submit regular reports on county finance to the members of commissioners court to inspect and verify.