Texas Lobby Group News

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Lara Keel
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Former Republican Caucus Director Carrie Simmons joins Texas Lobby Group


Austin, TX – Texas Lobby Group proudly announces the addition of Carrie Simmons to the firm. Simmons will work with the firm’s clients to promote and drive legislative solutions.

“Carrie has a depth of knowledge and an impeccable record of hard work, diligence and tenacity when it comes to working with the Texas Legislature,” said Texas Lobby Group founder Mike Toomey. “She brings initiative and a fresh perspective to the Texas Lobby Group that will serve our clients well.”

“The addition of another strong female to the Texas Lobby Group will enhance the team and broaden our ability to better serve our clients,” added Texas Lobby Group Partner Lara Keel.

Prior to joining the Texas Lobby group Simmons was the Director of the Republican Caucus, providing legislative research and communication assistance to all 95 Republican Legislators in the Texas House of Representatives for more than six years — through three legislative sessions and multiple special sessions.

After the 83rd Legislative Session, Simmons joined forces with fellow female Republican leaders to start Red State Women PAC. Red State Women was created to engage, empower, and inspire women to become politically active within the Republican Party.

“I look forward to joining the Texas Lobby Group and advocating on behalf a diverse and exciting lineup of clients,” said Simmons. “The right to petition ones’ government is fundamental to our democracy and I look forward to helping clients address a range of important issues with the Texas Legislature. “

Simmons holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin.


The Texas Lobby Group is a full service lobbying and government relations firm that continues to earn incredible stature throughout the state lobby industry. Services include legislative lobbying, administrative lobbying, strategy development, grassroots development and mobilization, internal and external communications, and political strategy, advice and counsel.