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

Finance - 12/5/2017
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
Cybersecurity, Select - 12/6/2017
Time: 1:30 PM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
Finance - 1/30/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
Finance - 2/20/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
Finance - 3/20/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)

Upcoming House Committee Meetings

Special Purpose Districts - 11/30/2017
Time: 1:00 PM, Location: E2.014
Special Purpose Districts - 12/1/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E2.014
Economic Competitiveness, Select - 12/5/2017
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: JHR 140
Insurance - 12/6/2017
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E2.010

Upcoming Joint Committee Meetings

Health & Human Services Transition, Oversight - 12/6/2017
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)