The Commissioners

J. Winston Krause, Chairman

J. Winston Krause is a tax, estate and corporate lawyer and principal partner of Krause and Associates Inc. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association, and he volunteers his legal services in the community. Mr. Krause is also a committee member of the American Bar Association and a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant according to the State Board of Public Accountancy.

An Eagle Scout, Mr. Krause is a member of the Capitol Area Council of the Boys Scouts of America. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Huston-Tillotson University, as well.

Mr. Krause received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Krause served as a member of the Behavioral Enforcement Committee for the Texas State Board of Accountancy from 1992 to 1996. Governor Rick Perry appointed Mr. Krause to the Texas Lottery Commission on March 27, 2009.

Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria


Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria, CPA, CGFM, is the deputy superintendent of finance and operations for the El Paso ISD. She previously served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Integrity Asset Management (“IAM”), an El Paso property management firm. Prior to this role, Arrieta-Candelaria served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of El Paso for more than 10 years and has over 25 years of cumulative professional experience serving various governmental entities. In addition, she holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Accounting degree, both from New Mexico State University. She has been certified as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas since May 1993. Since February 2011, Arrieta-Candelaria has served as a board member of the El Paso Policeman and Fireman Pension Fund. She is currently Board of Director for ReadyOneIndustries of El Paso, a non-profit organization. Arrieta-Candelaria also serves on the Finance Council for the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. She is the past President of the El Paso Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants, having served from 2013 through 2015 and also served on the El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers, having been appointed by Texas State Commissioner Michael Williams in May 2013 through May 2015. She is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, Government Finance Officers Association and the AICPA. She currently sits on the TSCPA Professional Standards Committee. In 2013, she received the “She’s Our Hero” award by the Women in Public Finance national organization and was named the CPA of the Year by the El Paso Chapter of TSCPA. In 2016, she was named a Woman of Impact by El Paso Inc.

In addition to her professional achievements, she is engaged in her community and volunteers her time for various causes.

Doug Lowe

comm_loweDoug Lowe served as Anderson County Criminal District Attorney from January 1999 to 2014. He is a certified fraud examiner and is currently practicing criminal and civil litigation at the Lowe Law Firm in Tyler. Additionally, Lowe serves as an adjunct instructor for Trinity Valley Community College.

He is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, board member and treasurer for the Palestine YMCA, and trial skills trainer for the Texas Children’s Commission. Lowe is a past board member of the Texas District and County Attorney Association and past president of the Anderson County Bar Association.

Lowe received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center.

Governor Greg Abbott appointed Lowe to the Texas Lottery Commission on August 10, 2015 for a term to expire on February 1, 2017.

Robert Rivera

comm_riveraRobert Rivera is an investment banker and served as a City of Arlington Council Member from May 2005 to June 2017. He is a board member of the Salvation Army. He previously served as a board member of the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Rivera received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Governor Greg Abbott appointed Rivera to the Texas Lottery Commission on August 10, 2015 for a term to expire on February 1, 2021.


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