The Texas Lobby Group is a lobbying and government relations firm that continues to earn incredible stature throughout the state lobby industry. Through our contacts with Texas’ public policy makers, we provide a turn-key legislative advocacy approach. Our services include legislative lobbying, administrative lobbying, strategy development, grassroots development and mobilization, internal and external communications, and political strategy, advice and counsel.
Partners Lara Keel, Bill Messer and Mike Toomey are all at the top of the game. Both Mike Toomey and Bill Messer have been named “Number one hired gun lobbyist” by “Capitol Inside” and by Texas Monthly magazine as two of only 4 lobbyists listed in the “top 25 most influential people in Texas politics.” Lara Laneri Keel was named a “top five lobby star to watch” by Capitol Inside’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings two years in a row. Recently Mrs. Keel was named the top female hired gun lobbyist in Capitol Inside’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings.
Mike Toomey, a former three-term Texas House member, is the only person in Texas history to serve as chief of staff for two Texas Governors (William P. Clements, 1989-1990 and Rick Perry, 2002-2004). Bill Messer is a former “Top Ten Legislators” by Texas Monthly and former House Calendars Chairman. Lara Keel is a former Lobbyist for the state’s largest business group, The Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce (TABCC). As a firm, the Texas Lobby Group has received numerous accolades. (For details on each team member see their full bios here).
Since it’s forming in 2002, the group’s client portfolio has grown to include an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies including: Liberty Mutual, AT & T, UnitedHealth Group, and Texas Instruments, as well as other companies, associations and government entities.
Our team provides our clients with a comprehensive array of public policy management and advocacy services.