HillCo in the News


Since its founding in 1998, HillCo Partners has consistently been the top-rated and most successful public affairs firm in Texas.


Accolades for HillCo Partners

Texas Monthly

“In 1998, Buddy Jones and Bill Miller formed HillCo Partners, which has been at the top of the lobby pyramid ever since.”

“A talent-laden consulting firm that does issue campaigns, lobbying and public relations.”

Capitol Inside

“HillCo Partners has been a groundbreaking enterprise that's become the blueprint, essentially, for the teamwork principle.”

Southern Political Report

“HillCo Partners named as the top ranked lobby firm in Texas in the 2015 Summer publication of the Southern Political Report.”


Individual Accolades

Buddy Jones

  • Twice named among top 25 most powerful people in the State of Texas (Texas Monthly)
  • Ranked as a “Top Hired Gun” (Capitol Inside)

Bill Miller

  • Twice named among top 25 most powerful people in the State of Texas (Texas Monthly)
  • Named as a Texas Lobby Legend and the only person in a “League of Their Own” (Capitol Inside)

David Anderson

  • Ranked as a “Top Education Lobbyist” (Capitol Inside)

Rick Dennis

  • Ranked as a “Rising Lobby Star to Watch” (Capitol Inside)

Jay Howard

  • Ranked as a “Top Hired Gun” and “Rising Lobby Star to Watch” (Capitol Inside)

Marsha Jones

  • Ranked as a “Rising Lobby Star to Watch” (Capitol Inside)
  • Ranked as a “Top Hired Gun” (Capitol Inside)

Vilma Luna

  • Ranked as a Rising Lobby Star to Watch” (Capitol Inside)

J. McCartt

  • Ranked as a “Top Hired Gun” (Capitol Inside)

Dan Pearson

  • Ranked as a “Top Former State Agency Head” (Capitol Inside)

Michelle Smith

  • Ranked as a “Top Hired Gun” (Capitol Inside)

Eddie Solis

  • Ranked as a “Top Hired Gun” (Capitol Inside)

LEGISLATIVE NEWS from TEXAS

Upcoming Senate Committee Meetings

Business & Commerce - 1/23/2018
Time: 11:00 AM, Location: 4455 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204
Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs - 1/29/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: Wharton, Texas
Finance - 1/30/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
State Affairs - 1/31/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: 109 Student Center Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
Natural Resources & Economic Development - 2/1/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: Houston, Texas
Property Tax Reform, Select - 2/1/2018
Time: 1:00 PM, Location: Houston Community College Alief Hayes Campus
Veteran Affairs & Border Security - 2/7/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: San Antonio, Texas
Finance - 2/20/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
State Affairs - 2/21/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: Senate Chamber
Transportation - 2/22/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
Finance - 3/20/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
Health & Human Services - 3/21/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: Senate Chamber
Health & Human Services - 3/22/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: Senate Chamber

Upcoming House Committee Meetings

Environmental Regulation - 1/23/2018
Time: Upon adjournment of the Subcommittee, Location: E2.010
Environmental Regulation - 1/23/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E2.010
Investments & Financial Services - 1/31/2018
Time: 10:30 AM, Location: E2.010
Homeland Security & Public Safety - 2/1/2018
Time: 9:30 AM, Location: Tyler, Texas (See details below)
County Affairs - 2/6/2018
Time: 9:15 AM, Location: Houston, TX
Appropriations - 2/20/2018
Time: 11:00 AM, Location: 7403 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, Texas 77905

Upcoming Joint Committee Meetings