Government Affairs Consultant
Since our inception, Ron Lewis & Associates has been providing consulting expertise gained over three decades of legislative experience.
Ron Lewis' roots in the political arena began as a young boy following his father around Newton County in Southeast Texas. His Dad, Bo Lewis, proudly served as County Commissioner for 26 years and experiences during those years planted the seed that encouraged Ron to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in political science.
Upon retiring from the Legislature in December of 2002, Ron began a governmental consulting and advocacy business, Ron Lewis & Associates, in Austin. His long-time relationships with friends in the Executive Office, as well as with Members of the House and Senate provide an open door for representing his clients on a personal basis. He exhibits the same tenacity he showed as a "pit bull" when lobbying in support of or in opposition to an issue being considered by the Legislature. During the past fifteen years, Ron has specialized in a wide variety of issues, including natural resources, utilities, insurance, business development and finance, pensions, wind power and healthcare. He and his wife, Tessa, are the proud parents of two sons, Alec and Avery.
At the age of 29, Ron was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives and continued to represent the fine people of Southeast Texas for eighteen years. He served under the leadership of six Governors and two Speakers, who selected him to leadership positions on the Appropriations Committee and Chairman of several committees, including Natural Resources, Energy Resources and County Affairs. During his time on Appropriations, Ron along with legislative allies Governor Rick Perry, Senator Chris Harris and the late Commissioner Ric Williamson, was among a group of hard-charging young reformers known as the "pit bulls". Ron's passion for the state's natural resources propelled him to concentrate on water and environmental issues while in the Legislature. Among his proudest accomplishments was being the House sponsor of SB 1 and SB 2, Texas' water management plan for the next fifty years.
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