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Patrick Fills Out Staff Roster

Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick on Friday released another set of hires for his new administration, including his new general counsel, policy director and assorted policy advisers.

State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, is shown during a committee hearing on ...

Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick on Friday released the names of more members of his new administration, including his new general counsel (Darrell Davila) and policy director (Kate McGrath).

He previously announced members of his senior staff.

Here's his press release: 

AUSTIN – Lt. Governor-elect Dan Patrick announced several additional new members of his leadership staff today. In late November, Patrick charged his Transition Team with identifying individuals for the incoming administration with the expertise and experience to accomplish his conservative agenda.

“I am very proud of the work of my Transition Team and I am confident they have brought together a team with the skills, commitment and expertise to make sure we move the conservative agenda forward,” said Patrick. “We will hit the ground running in January on the work the people of Texas have elected us to do.” Lt. Governor-elect Dan Patrick is proud to announce the following new members of his future administration:

Darrell Davila, General Counsel
Kate McGrath, Policy Director
John Gibbs, Policy Coordinator and Business and Commerce Policy Advisor
Colby Beuck, Legislative Coordinator
Travis Richmond, Research Director
Joaquin Guadarrama, Budget Analyst
Elliott Griffin, External Affairs Director
Jessica Olson, Health and Human Services Policy Advisor
Aaron Kocian, Transportation Policy Advisor
Deb Hastings, Natural Resources Policy Advisor
Carolyn Merchan Saegert, Tax Advisor
Lauren Fleming, Criminal Justice Policy Advisor
Suzanne Mackowiak, General Government Policy Advisor
Julie Frank, Intergovernmental Relations Policy Advisor

Previous announcements included the following:

Logan Spence, Chief of Staff
Walter Fisher, Senior Advisor
Mike Morrissey, Budget Director
Karina Davis, Parliamentarian
Marian Wallace, Education/Higher Ed. Policy Advisor

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