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

Health & Human Services - 3/27/2017
Time: 8:30 AM, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
Intergovernmental Relations - 3/27/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
State Affairs - 3/27/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: Senate Chamber
Finance - 3/27/2017
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon adjournment, Location: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
Higher Education - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon adjournment, Location: 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.)
Business & Commerce - 3/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
Natural Resources & Economic Development - 3/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
Criminal Justice - 3/28/2017
Time: 1:30 PM or upon adjournment, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
Health & Human Services - 3/29/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: Senate Chamber
Transportation - 3/29/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
Higher Education - 3/29/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
Veteran Affairs & Border Security - 3/29/2017
Time: 1:30 PM or upon adjournment, Location: 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.)

Upcoming House Committee Meetings

Human Services - 3/27/2017
Time: 8:30 AM, Location: E2.030
Business & Industry - 3/27/2017
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E2.016
Criminal Jurisprudence - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.014
Elections - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E1.026
Government Transparency & Operation - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.028
Licensing & Administrative Procedures - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.026
Pensions - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.012
Public Education-S/C on Educator Quality - 3/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: JHR 120
Environmental Regulation - 3/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E1.026
Homeland Security & Public Safety - 3/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.014
Insurance - 3/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.016
Public Education - 3/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.036
Public Health - 3/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.012
Urban Affairs - 3/28/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.028
Culture, Recreation & Tourism - 3/28/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E1.010
Investments & Financial Services - 3/28/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.010
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence - 3/28/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.026
Land & Resource Management - 3/28/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E1.014
Appropriations - 3/29/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.030
Agriculture & Livestock - 3/29/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E1.010
Ways & Means - 3/29/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.012
Criminal Jurisprudence - 3/29/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.036
Defense & Veterans' Affairs - 3/29/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E1.026
Higher Education - 3/29/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.030
Juvenile Justice & Family Issues - 3/29/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.016
Natural Resources - 3/29/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.010
State Affairs - 3/29/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: JHR 140
Appropriations - 3/30/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.030
Special Purpose Districts - 3/30/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.028
State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select - 3/30/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.036
Transportation - 3/30/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.012
Economic & Small Business Development - 3/30/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E2.010
Corrections - 3/30/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.014
County Affairs - 3/30/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.026
General Investigating & Ethics - 3/30/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E1.010

Upcoming Joint Committee Meetings