Legislative Council

Husch Blackwell Strategies

Assisting the DPS Officers Association Legislative Committee and Board of Directors are two teams with a stellar reputation at the Capitol and in state government.

Ky Ash previously served as State Budget Director for Texas Governor Greg Abbott, as well as the Governor’s designee Chair for the Texas Bond Review Board. Before his time in the Governor’s office, Ky spent the better part of two decades in the Texas House of Representatives serving as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for former State Representative Jim Keffer. As Chief of Staff for then-Representative Keffer, Ky also served as Chief Clerk for several Texas House committees, including Ways and Means, Energy Resources, Economic Development and the Select Committee on Property Tax Relief. Prior to joining HBS, Ky served as Government Affairs Advisor at K&L Gates.
Myra Leo served as Chief of Staff for the first Hispanic woman elected to the Legislature, former State Representative Irma Rangel. As Chief of Staff for then-Representative Rangel, Myra managed all legislative policy, including appropriations, redistricting, healthcare, education and transportation. During this tenure, she served as the Director of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, managing policy issues on behalf of the Caucus members. Myra’s experience also includes having served as the Intergovernmental Relations Manager for the City of San Antonio, where she was responsible for managing federal, state and local matters on behalf of the City. Prior to joining HBS, Myra served as Government Affairs Advisor at K&L Gates.

Eric Wright & Associates

Eric Wright & Associates is a full-service public affairs consulting firm located just a block from the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Specializing in Texas governmental relations, the firm creates opportunities, defines strategies, and delivers solutions to those challenges involving the executive, legislative, and regulatory environments.

Eric Wright directs the activities of Eric Wright & Associates.

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