To find some of the most influential people in Austin, look no further than the lobbyists employed by hundreds of entities across the state of Texas. The highest paid lobbyists in Texas politics are hired by organizations willing to spend significant resources persuading lawmakers to support legislation that is favorable to their interests.
Criminal District Court Judge, Dallas Co. (D)
For those staying abreast of the money that backs political power, the upcoming mayoral race in Midland, Texas is one to watch. Although Midland is not among the largest cities in Texas, it has an outsized impact on the Texas and U.S. economies as the energy industry’s epicenter for oil exploration and production. Three candidates are facing off in hopes of becoming the next mayor of Midland.
A five-way race ensued to represent Hays and Blanco counties in the House District 45 Republican primary. Ken Strange defeated Amber Pearce, Naomi Narvaiz, Austin Talley, and Amy Akers. Strange’s closest competition in the race was Amber Pearce.