Pianos and Pints

Marc A. Rodriguez

  • From busboy to Ivy League graduate to municipal employee to trusted advisor.
  • Perseverance, communication and execution have formed the foundation of Marc’s service.
  • Former Chairman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Carrie Simmons

  • Named #1 “Rising Lobby Star” by Capitol Inside.
  • Past Executive Director of the Texas House Republican Caucus.
  • Joined Republican state leaders to start Red State Women, a PAC to empower conservative women to be politically active.


Affiliate Lobbyists

The lobbyists affiliated with Texas Lobby Partners have their own practices and are helping Texas Lobby Partners on select clients. Each of the affiliates operates independently of Texas Lobby Partners unless they are registered with the Texas Ethics Commission on a Texas Lobby Partners client .

Carl S. Richie, Jr.

  • Over 20 years of experience with legal and legislative counsel and strategy.
  • Has worked in all three levels of government, in electoral politics, and in the private sector.
  • Has strong working relationships with public officials that allow him to successfully advocate for clients.

William Yarnell

  • Specializes in Public Finance, Municipalities, Alcohol Regs., Taxes, Transportation, Energy, & Insurance.
  • President, Alaric Group LLC.
  • Capitol Inside 2009 “Lobby Rising Star”
  • 2007 American Disabilities Act “Texan of the Year” Texas Coalition for the Disabled.

Matthew Bentley

  • Named Top 10 “Rising Star Lobbyist” by Capitol Inside.
  • Worked on campaigns for former Gov. Rick Perry, Ag Comm Todd Staples, Rep Cody Harris (R-Palestine) and Rep Byron Cook (R-Corsicana)
  • Serves on the advisory council of Texan by Nature, a Texas-led conservation non-profit org founded by former First Lady Laura Bush.
Texas Lobby Partners is a firm with unprecedented bipartisan experience including: a former legislator, senior advisor to three Texas Governors, municipal leader, and the former executive director of the House Republican Caucus. Their commitment to honesty and integrity in the process is paralleled by their relentless dedication to success.