Luis J. Saenz

Senior Advisor, State Government Relations

Austin, TX

+1 512 617 4505

Luis joined McGuireWoods Consulting in January 2012 as a senior vice president for State Government Relations. Luis leads the team in the Austin office and assists clients with matters dealing with executive branch, legislative branch and regulatory/agency advocacy. Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Luis founded and served as the managing partner of Saenz Public Affairs. Before that, he was senior advisor to Texas Governor Rick Perry and Assistant Secretary of State.

Luis has also held top roles in statewide political campaigns. He was director of Texans for Rick Perry, Governor Perry’s political organization, where he managed the day-to-day activities of the Governor’s political operations and his successful reelection campaign in 2006. He was also political director for Governor Perry’s successful election bid as Governor in 2002.

Board of Directors, The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute


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Local Government Relations

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