Meet the TDS Lobbyist   

Eric Woomer is a governmental affairs consultant and lobbyist with extensive senior leadership experience advising legislators at the state and   national level as well as business interests ranging from Fortune 100 companies to trade associations to family-owned businesses.  He served   as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to three Texas state senators, both Republicans and Democrats, successfully coordinating their   legislative agendas, community activities, and media strategies, as well as directing personnel activities for staffs as large as twenty-one.   Additionally, Eric served as Press Secretary for U.S. Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle, and as a Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey   Hutchison.

In 2010, Eric opened Policy Solutions, a full service public affairs consulting practice, offering clients legislative tactical guidance and policy expertise on matters related to health care, energy & water, natural resources,  economic development policy, and the state budget. These abilities are complimented with media management skills and compelling collateral writing – speeches, legislative hearing testimony, press conferences & communications materials, briefings, newsletters and white papers.  Eric is consistently ranked among the state’s most influential lobbyists in Capitol Inside magazine’s annual Lobby Power Rankings.

Eric was born in Malawi, Africa, while his parents served in the Peace Corps. A 1988 National Merit Scholar, Eric received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas in 1993. In 2002, he obtained his Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas’ Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs. He also received the LBJ Award for Academic Excellence, presented annually by former First Lady “Lady Bird” Johnson to the school’s top graduates.  He lives in Austin, Texas with his son, Jackson.

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