Government Relations (Including Lobbying, Communications, and Media)

I am well-versed in national and state politics and government. My experience in these areas includes:

  • Election to the Texas House of Representatives as the state’s first and only African American female Republican
  • Member of Appropriations Committee, Article II (Health and Human Services) Sub-Committee (2013); Chair, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (2013); Criminal Jurisprudence Committee (2013, Vice-Chair; 2011), Criminal Procedure Select Committee (2013); Member of Energy Resources Committee (2011); and Vice-Chair, Texas House Energy Caucus (2013)
  • Received numerous awards including Top Performers in Freshmen Class, Honorable Mention, by Capitol Inside; “Taxpayer Champion” by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility; and “Defender of the Year” award by the Texas Municipal Police Association
  • Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Transition Team Member – Transition Landing Team member in the Department of Justice for the newly elected President Donald Trump
  • Gubernatorial Appointee – Crime Victims’ Institute Advisory Council which studied the impact of crime on victims and survivors, their families, and society at large and evaluated the effectiveness of criminal justice and juvenile justice policies, programs, and services related to crime victims and their family members
  • Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Speaker – Give a national speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference
  • Media Surrogate for the Romney/Ryan Presidential Campaign – Appointed by Romney for President to the national Black Leadership Council, which helped facilitate dialog between Mitt Romney, his campaign, and respected leaders who provide unique expertise, experience, and knowledge on a range of issues affecting black American communities
  • Attended the Republican National Convention and invited to the Democratic National Convention on behalf of the Romney for President Campaign
  • Have written numerous national op-eds and participated in several national radio shows, including the Armstrong Williams show
  • Gubernatorial Appointee – State Board for Educator Certification – Helped oversee all aspects of the preparation, certification, and standards of conduct of public-school educators

If you have an issue you would like to get outside advice and counsel on, please call me at (972) 375-6768 or send me an email at