A Political Action Committee – or PAC – is an organization of individuals with a shared interest that combine financial resources to support or oppose political candidates to gain favor and/or influence legislation for that common interest. All PACs are required to register with the Texas Ethics Commission and to report all financial activities.
The UH PAC is a general purpose Texas State PAC: it receives monetary contributions for the purpose of supporting or opposing elected officials or ballot measures. The UH PAC is not officially affiliated with the University of Houston. Accordingly, the UH System Chancellor, College Presidents, and Regents participate only as individual supporters of the UH PAC and not in their official UHS capacities. However, the UH PAC is the only registered PAC with a mission that is solely focused on supporting the University of Houston.