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

Transportation - 2/22/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
Health & Human Services - 2/22/2017
Time: 8:30 AM, Location: Senate Chamber
Higher Education - 2/22/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
Veteran Affairs & Border Security - 2/22/2017
Time: 1:30 PM or upon adjournment, Location: 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.)
Nominations - 2/23/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.)
Education - 2/23/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs - 2/27/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
State Affairs - 2/27/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: Senate Chamber
Veteran Affairs & Border Security - 3/1/2017
Time: 1:30 PM or upon adjournment, Location: 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.)

Upcoming House Committee Meetings

Appropriations - S/C on Article II - 2/22/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: JHR 120
Appropriations - S/C on Article III - 2/22/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.030
Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV & V - 2/22/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: JHR 140
Appropriations - S/C on Articles VI, VII & VIII - 2/22/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.026
Higher Education - 2/22/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.030
Juvenile Justice & Family Issues - 2/22/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.016
Calendars - 2/22/2017
Time: 3:15 PM, Location: E1.022
Pensions - 2/22/2017
Time: 6:00 PM, Location: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin TX 78703
Appropriations - S/C on Article II - 2/23/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: JHR 120
Appropriations - S/C on Article III - 2/23/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.030
Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV & V - 2/23/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: JHR 140
Appropriations - S/C on Articles VI, VII & VIII - 2/23/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.026
Corrections - 2/23/2017
Time: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.014
Appropriations - S/C on Article III - 2/24/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.030
Appropriations - S/C on Article III - 2/27/2017
Time: 7:30 AM, Location: E1.030
Human Services - 2/27/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E2.030
International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs - 2/27/2017
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.014
Business & Industry - 2/27/2017
Time: 10:30 AM, Location: E2.016
Criminal Jurisprudence - 2/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.014
Elections - 2/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E1.026
Energy Resources - 2/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.010
Pensions - 2/27/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.012
Homeland Security & Public Safety - 2/28/2017
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E2.014
Investments & Financial Services - 2/28/2017
Time: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess, Location: E2.010

Upcoming Joint Committee Meetings