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Tara Mueller Blackridge
Russell Mullins Focused Advocacy

Co-Founded Focused Advocacy in 2008 and currently serves as Managing Partner.

Vicki Oswalt Reliant Energy Inc.
Laurie Fenstemaker Pair Laurie Fenstemaker Pair
Gardner Pate Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
Steve Perry Chevron USA Inc.
Bill Pewitt

Twenty-five years lobbying the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress. Areas of concentration include health and human services, procurement, technology and gaming.

Clay Pope

Clay is a governmental relations consultant that has over 32 years of experience in the political field. He works for companies, individuals and cities primarily involved in environmental management, water resource development, economic development, information technology, taxation  and transportation.

Jay Propes The Graydon Group, LLC

Jay Propes is a political/strategic consultant and lobbyist with more than a decades' worth of public-affairs experience at the state and federal levels.

Frank Reilly Potts & Reilly, L.L.P.
David Reynolds Texas Medical Association
Jody Richardson Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP

Partner in the public law and policy practice group. Provides counsel to and advocates on behalf of clients before the Texas Legislature, state agencies and local governmental bodies on a variety of business issues.

Hector Rivero Texas Chemical Council
Marc Samuels HillCo Partners LLC

Directs HillCo Partners health care and pharmaceutical practice in Austin, Tallahassee and Washington, DC, representing the business interests of clients before state and federal legislators, regulators and other elected officials.

Stan Schlueter The Schlueter Group

Formed a private consulting practice in 1989 after 14 years in the Texas Legislature, where he served as chairman of Financial Institutions, Ways and Means and the powerful House Calendars Committee.

Curtis Seidlits Focused Advocacy LLC

Curtis Seidlits, founder, president and CEO of Focused Advocacy, is one of Austin’s premiere government relations and lobby strategists and a trusted advisor to leaders at the highest levels of business, government and politics. Through his leadership,

Edward M. Shack
Christopher Shields Christopher S. Shields, P.C.
Melissa Silvey Luminant Holding Company LLC


Allison Small PAAT
Ed Small Jackson Walker, LLP

A partner in the Governmental Affairs section, Small has more than 25 years' experience representing clients before the Texas Legislature and Texas regulatory agencies, in addition to his litigation practice.

Clint Smith HillCo Partners LLC

Has more than 29 years of lobbying experience in Texas and Washington, D.C. Smith is associated with HillCo Partners, where he specializes in a range of issues, including telecommunications, pension matters, education, taxation and procurement.

Michelle Smith Hillco Partners

Michelle Smith connects policy, research and classroom experience to offer innovative approaches to the challenges in education policy in Texas. Since joining HillCo Partners in 2010, her focus has been on various issues in public education, including public school finance, the instructional materials allotment, and accountability.

In addition to her lobby and research responsibilities, Smith is the Fast Growth School Coalition Executive Director.  The Fast Growth School Coalition is an organization of school districts interested in finding legislative solutions that help districts cope with the financial and structural demands of their rapidly expanding populations.


Helen Soto Knaggs Verizon
Annie Spilman Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
Bob Stout Stout Government Relations
Shannon Swan The Graydon Group, LLC

Shannon Swan is a well-respected Texas lobbyist, and an incomparable resource on House and Senate rules and procedure.

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Mike Toomey The Texas Lobby Group
Janet Traxler Messer/Keel Asst.
Ellis Tredway Brazos Higher Education
Robert (Bob) Turner Bob Turner Rural Issues Consultant

A former state representative, Turner is now a consultant specializing in rural issues, an active rancher & a community leader. Former leader – TX Farm Bureau & National Rural Health Committee. Former member – school board & chamber of commerc

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Mark Vane Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Joe Bill Watkins Vinson & Elkins, LLP

Partner's distinguished career spans 25 years representing clients on legislative and government agency work and political campaigns.

Billie Wimberly PAAT Staff - added to admin
Michelle Wittenburg

Provides a full range of public policy representation to business clients on a broad array of issues before the Texas Legislature, state agencies, and local political subdivisions. Actual in-house work experience with all three branches of government as w

Shayne Woodard
Lee Woods