Craig P. Chick

Director, Public Affairs

Craig P. Chick

Director, Public Affairs

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. Craig 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Habitat for Humanity Texas – Recognized as 2023 Volunteer of the Year
  • Ranked as a top 20 lobbyists in Texas in the Texas Lobby Power Rankings published by veteran capitol reporter, Mike Hailey, at CapitolInside.com (2023)
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” on the Texas Lobby Power Rankings by CapitolInside.com (2013)
  • Habitat for Humanity Texas – Board of Director (2020 to present)
02 February 2024 Energy Current

Texas Hydrogen Alliance – “All Things Hydrogen” Event Recap

On Thursday, January 11, 2024, the Texas Hydrogen Alliance hosted “All Things Hydrogen,” an in-person educational and networking reception held in Houston, Texas at the offices of Foley & Lardner LLP.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Habitat for Humanity Texas Recognizes Foley as Corporate Partner of the Year, Craig Chick as Volunteer of the Year

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to have been recognized with Habitat for Humanity Texas’ 2023 Corporate Partner of the Year award.
01 August 2023 In the News

Foley’s Austin Office and Government Solutions Practice Group Featured for Unique Strengths

Foley & Lardner LLP’s Austin office is featured in The Texas Lawbook article, “Foley’s Austin Office Is Hub for Firm’s Government, AG Practice,” highlighting the office’s Government Solutions and State Attorneys General practice groups, its adaptability in times of change over the last five years, and its plans for continued strategic growth.
07 June 2023 Energy Current

What Happened to Texas’ Anti-Renewable Agenda? Legislators Fail to Pass Energy-Related Bills that Would Have Adversely Impacted Renewable Projects

The most recent Texas biennial legislative session ended on May 29, 2023. Before its close, legislators introduced a series of energy-related bills aimed at shaping the state’s energy landscape and addressing various environmental, economic, and regulatory concerns.
27 January 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Named Top Three Lobby Shop in Texas by Capitol Inside

Foley & Lardner LLP is ranked third overall in Capitol Inside’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings.
21 October 2022 Blogs

Foley’s Texas Government Solutions Team – Helping Drive Hydrogen Expansion

Foley and Lardner’s Texas Government Solutions practice group has been working with an advocacy group of hydrogen related companies called the Texas Hydrogen Alliance (THA).