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Red Elephant Reports - Politcal Bookkeeping Service

Political Bookkeeping Service



Republican political entities need complete and accurate information in order to file precise Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) reports.  Filing corrections and amended reports open the door to political attacks from opponents.  CFO Shield is proud to use their over 20 years of political and financial experience to establish the recordkeeping procedures necessary to file timely and accurate TEC reports.


 Services include:

  • Bookkeeping Services Tailored Specifically for GOP Candidates & PAC's

  • Treasurer Services

  • Financial Recordkeeping

  • Transaction Recording

  • Payroll

  • Bill Payments

  • Trend Analysis

  • Financial Reporting

  • Transaction Detail Recordkeeping Customized for TEC Filings


  • Improved Accuracy, making the filing process much easier

  • Time Savings, allowing party leader and candidates to focus on voters, not on recordkeeping

  • Access to Knowledge, Experience, and Expertise

  • Better Understanding of the financial numbers that drive the political enterprise

  • Security and Peace of Mind, knowing your recordkeeping is in safe hands

Helping the GOP One Report At A Time

Who We Are

We Are Your Trusted Political & Financial Experts

CFO Shield is a team of finance professionals who are also dedicated Republicans who want to see the GOP continue to win elections in Texas.  Fred Tate, the founder of CFO Shield, noticed the need for campaign bookkeeping services when a friend ran for office and was heavily criticized for simple, preventable mistakes in his TEC report.  Those simple, easy-to-make errors likely cost him an election.  Fred decided to take his finance and accounting skills and offer it to GOP candidates to give them peace of mind with their TEC Reports.


Fred’s professional career includes multiple diverse experiences that helped him see how small business is a key driver of economic growth, but often misses out on services that are only traditionally available to larger companies.  He has worked in global operations that have given him a detailed understanding of outsourced operations.  Fred leads a team thoroughly experienced in delivering the best possible customer service.


Fred is a longtime conservative Republican activist.  He has worked on countless campaigns in many different capacities.  In college, Fred was honored to serve as Chairman of Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT).  Fred has attended every Texas GOP State Convention as a delegate since 1998, missing only one when he married his beautiful bride in 2004.  Since 2011, Fred has been an ex-officio member of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) as a member of the Candidate Resource Committee (CRC).  The CRC builds the bench of the Texas Republican Party through fundraising and funding down-ballot GOP candidates.


Fred was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as a member on the Judicial Compensation Commission (JCC).  The mission of the JCC is to recommend the salaries for all justices and judges of the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the courts of appeals, and the district courts.


He is also an active supporter of his community, giving his time to support several service organizations and his favorite charity, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs of Rockwall, Texas.   Fred also serves as Cub Master for his son’s Cub Scout Pack in Colleyville, Texas. 


Fred earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University with a double major in Finance and Economics.  He is keenly focused on helping GOP Candidates to be successful and keeping Texas Red.

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