Craig Chick is a public affairs director with the firm, bringing extensive experience in the sunset advisory process, drafting legislation, authoring interim reports, and directing political campaigns. Craig is known as one of the most honest voices in Texas politics and is well regarded by both Republicans and Democrats. He is unique among legislative consultants because of his rare combination of knowledge of the internal and parliamentary procedures of both the House and Senate. His relationships and reputation combined with his procedural experience are at the core of what differentiates him.
Before joining Foley, Craig was a former senior advisor to Speaker Joe Straus on issues impacting business, energy, and government efficiency. Prior to working in the speaker’s office, he spent over 15 years as a senior advisor to Texas House and Senate members such as Sen. Kyle Janek (R-Houston) and Fred Bosse (D-Houston). Having been involved in Texas politics for over 28 years, Craig has advised members of the House and Senate on political discourse involving alcohol, economic development, electric generation and transmission, employment, environmental regulation, housing, immigration, pharmaceuticals, property rights, real estate, tax, and transportation. Chick has been instrumental in the development of Texas’ public policy approach to hydrogen energy through his representation of an alliance of hydrogen companies. He has also represented the Texas Association of REALTORS as the organization’s director of political affairs.
Over his 28 years in Texas politics, Craig has been engaged in 15 regular and 18 special sessions of the Texas Legislature. He has experience in both chambers of the Texas Legislature, having worked for House and Senate offices and committees. He has authored three published legislative interim committee reports on a variety of issues that range from land use to tort litigation.