Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Legislative Council, Texas

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General Information

Agency #: 103 Robert E. Johnson Building1501 N. Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 12128Austin 78711-2128


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair(s) The Honorable Dan Patrick Houston
The Honorable Dade Phelan Beaumont


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Jeff Archer (512) 463-1155
Assistant Executive Director Kimberly Shields (512) 463-1155
General Counsel Jon Heining (512) 463-1155
Director, Document Production Division Robert Sandoz (512) 463-1155
Special Counsel and Legislative Advisor Brett Ferguson (512) 463-1155
Director, Information Systems Division Joe Diana (512) 463-1155
Director, Legal Division Mike Marshall (512) 463-1151
Director, Research Division Karen White (512) 463-1155


The Council consists of the Lieutenant Governor; the Speaker of the House of Representatives; six Senators appointed by the Lieutenant Governor; the Chairman of the House Administration Committee; and five other members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker. The Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker are Joint Chairmen. Except for the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker, each member serves a term beginning on the date of the memberís appointment and ending with the convening of the first regular session that occurs after the date of appointment. The Lieutenant Governor and Speaker act as the council during a regular legislative session.