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John Hubbard has over 20 years experience in the public policy arena. He was first exposed to public policy when earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, before going on to receive his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University. He also completed an internship at the prestigious l’Ecole Nationale d’Administration (National School of Administration) in Paris, France.
After his education, John returned to Texas to work at the Texas Sunset Commission, which makes recommendations to the Legislature on whether to continue operating state agencies, and if so, how to improve those operations. The Sunset process in Texas has resulted in more that $750 million in savings to Texas taxpayers.
John then went on to become a legislative advisor to State Senator David Cain. While working for Senator Cain, John was responsible for advising the Senator on a number of policy areas including economic development, electric utilities/alternative energy sources, taxes, environmental protection, the state budget, education, health and human services, animal welfare, thrift regulation, and veterans’ affairs. He developed effective bi-partisan consensus-building strategies to ensure passage of the Senator’s legislative initiatives in these areas. He also served as the Senator’s senior speech writer.
In 2003, John began his career as an independent lobbyist and policy consultant. He has represented numerous clients in a wide variety of policy areas. His clients have included alternative energy advocates, public education groups, occupational associations, and child development organizations. Among the groups he represents is The Equity Center – a public school finance organization. John has been instrumental in the Equity Center being named in the top ten power rankings for non-profit organizations by Mike Hailey’s Capitol Inside.
Ian Randolph is a highly respected and trusted fixture at the Texas Capitol with over two decades of experience working in both the House of Representatives and Senate. He is a long-time legislative and political advisor, most recently serving as Chief of Staff for Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. of Brownsville. Prior to that, Ian worked for Senators David Cain of Dallas and Ted Lyon of Rockwall. During his career, Ian has worked for members in both Chambers, all of whom have been chairs of major standing and special committees.
During his career, Ian has held most every possible legislative policy position, from Policy Analyst, Committee Analyst, Legislative Aide, Committee Director, Legislative Director, to Chief of Staff. He has working experience with all aspects of the legislative process from appropriations to the Senate Floor. Additionally, Ian has worked on thousands of bills covering nearly every major issue facing Texas.
As a result, he has developed a superior understanding of the legislative process and has earned a reputation for his bi-partisan results-orientated approach, effective policy work, integrity, and thorough knowledge of parliamentary procedure. He also has extensive communications experience particularly in press relations and speech writing
While having deep Texas family roots, the son of a U.S. Air Force Colonel, Ian was born in Paris, France and raised in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Spain. Ian is married with one child. He developed his passion for policymaking while studying Government at the University of Texas.
Ian joined Premier Legislative Consulting in 2012.