Capitol Resources Expands into Texas
Teams with former Rick Perry Chief of Staff to lead TX Operation
(Austin, TX) – Capitol Resources, LLC is expanding its lobbying firm into Texas by joining forces with Ray Sullivan and Sullivan Public Affairs. Sullivan has served on the senior staffs of two Texas governors and worked for three members of Congress and more than a dozen political campaigns, including three presidential races. Sullivan Public Affairs was founded in 2002 and has provided strategic, government relations, public relations and political consulting to clients in energy, transportation, education, telecommunications, regulatory and other issue areas.
This expansion positions Capitol Resources as one of the largest and most versatile state-based lobbying firms in the country with strong teams in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Capitol Resources Predicts Continued Growth
“We are fired up about teaming up with Ray Sullivan’s Texas government relations operation and helping position us for further growth,” commented Capitol Resources managing partner Henry Barbour. “Ray is well-respected in Austin and throughout Texas. He knows how to get things done and is a serious player at both the state and federal levels.”
“I’m excited to join forces with Capitol Resources and look forward to serving the needs of clients in Austin and throughout Texas,” added Sullivan. “I also look forward to collaborating with the strong Capitol Resources team to meet client needs in other states and Washington, D.C.”
Sullivan has Experience
Sullivan has worked at the highest levels of government and political campaigns. He served as chief of staff for the Governor of Texas managing a staff of 260. Prior to that he worked as communications director for Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential campaign and conducted interviews with Sean Hannity, Andrea Mitchell, Megyn Kelly, John King and many others. In 2002, he founded Sullivan Public Affairs, an Austin, Texas-based government and public affairs firm, providing legislative and media relations consulting, strategy and implementation.
Sullivan served as a national spokesman on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign, as Deputy Communications Director for Texas Governor George W. Bush (1995-1998), and as a state press director for Bush-Quayle 1992. He has worked at Karl Rove+Company and on the Washington, D.C. staffs of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA).
Established in 2001, Capitol Resources LLC is a full-service government relations firm based in Jackson, MS operating in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm’s partners are Clare Hester, John Lundy, and Henry Barbour.