Agency Assignments

The main phone number for the Division of the Budget and Policy is (512) 463-1778. For General Counsel, call (512) 463-1788.

Agency Assignments by Topic

General Government
Health & Human Services
The Judiciary
Public Safety & Criminal Justice
Natural Resource Agencies
Business & Economic Development
Self-Directed Semi-Independent Agencies
Other Entities
Misc Topics

General Government

Agency Primary Advisor
Arts, Texas Commission on the Blake Roach
Attorney General of Texas Charles Miller
Bond Review Board Steven Albright
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Candice Woodruff
Comptroller of Public Accounts Steven Albright
Emergency Communications, Commission on State Seth Christensen
Emergency Services Retirement System Steven Schar
Employees Retirement System of Texas Bobby Wilkinson
Ethics Commission Charles Miller
Facilities Commission Constance Allison
Finance Authority, Public Bobby Wilkinson
Historical Commission Craig Bean
Information Resources, Department of Jared Staples
Library and Archives Commission, Texas State Logan Mims
Pension Review Board John Hryhorchuk
Preservation Board, State (incl. State Cemetery) Steven Albright
Risk Management, State Office of Luke Bellsnyder
Secretary of State Charles Miller
Veterans Commission Craig Bean

Health & Human Services

Agency Primary Advisor
Aging & Disability Services, Department of MC Lambeth
Family & Protective Services, Department of Allison Billodeau
State Health Services, Department of MC Lambeth
Health & Human Services Commission Kate Hendrix
*** Texas Civil Commitment Office (formerly OVSOM) Preston Streufert


Agency Primary Advisor
Public Education  
Teacher Retirement System of Texas & Optional Retirement Program Bogan Pollock
Texas Education Agency Julie Shields
    - State Board of Education Julie Shields
    - State Board for Educator Certification Julie Shields
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Ben Bhatti
Texas School for the Deaf Ben Bhatti
Higher Education  
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Candice Woodruff
Community Colleges Candice Woodruff
Midwestern State University Candice Woodruff
Texas A&M University System Administrative and General Offices
Prairie View A&M University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University (incl. State Climatologist), Texas A&M-Central Texas, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M-Galveston, Texas A&M International, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Texas A&M-San Antonio, Texas A&M-Texarkana, West Texas A&M
Candice Woodruff
Texas A&M System Agencies
Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service  (incl. Texas A&M Transportation Institute), Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
David Shoemaker
Texas Southern University Candice Woodruff
Texas State University System & Board of Regents
Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar University, Lamar State College-Orange, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, Texas State University-San Marcos
Candice Woodruff
Texas Tech University System & Administration
Angelo State University, Texas Tech University
Candice Woodruff
Texas Woman's University Candice Woodruff
University of Houston System & Administration
University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown, UH-Victoria
Candice Woodruff
University of North Texas System & Administration
University of North Texas, University of North Texas-Dallas
Candice Woodruff
The University of Texas System & Administration
UT-Arlington, UT-Austin, UT-Brownsville, UT-Dallas, UT-El Paso, UT-Pan American, UT-Permian Basin, UT-San Antonio (incl. State Demographer), UT-Tyler
Candice Woodruff
Texas State Technical College System & System Administration
TSTC-Harlingen,TSTC-Marshall, TSTC-Waco, TSTC-West Texas
Candice Woodruff
University Health Science & Medical Centers
Texas A&M HSC, Texas Tech HSC, University of North Texas HSC, UT Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas, UT Medical Branch-Galveston, UT HSC-Houston, UT HSC-San Antonio, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, UT HSC-Tyler
Candice Woodruff

The Judiciary

Agency Primary Advisor
Supreme Court of Texas Seth Christensen
Court of Criminal Appeals & District Courts of Appeals Seth Christensen
First - Fourteenth Courts of Appeals Seth Christensen
Court Administration & Texas Judicial Council, Office of Seth Christensen
Capital Writs, Office of Seth Christensen
State Prosecuting Attorney, Office of the Seth Christensen
State Law Library Seth Christensen
Judicial Conduct, Commission on Seth Christensen
Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Department Seth Christensen

Public Safety & Criminal Justice

Agency Primary Advisor
Alcoholic Beverage Commission Jared Staples
Criminal Justice, Department of (incl. Bd. of Pardons & Paroles) Preston Streufert
Fire Protection, Commission on Seth Christensen
Jail Standards, Commission on Seth Christensen
Juvenile Justice Department Seth Christensen
Law Enforcement, Commission on Seth Christensen
Military Department Craig Bean
Public Safety, Department of Libby Elliott
***Division of Emergency Management Seth Christensen
 ***FirstNet Jared Staples

Natural Resource Agencies

Agency Primary Advisor
Agriculture, Department of Blake Roach
Animal Health Commission Blake Roach
Environmental Quality, Commission on Steven Schar
General Land Office and Veteran's Land Board Craig Bean
Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission DeAnn Walker
Parks & Wildlife Department Craig Bean
Railroad Commission of Texas Craig Bean
State Soil & Water Conservation Board Blake Roach
Water Development Board Steven Schar

Business & Economic Development

Agency Primary Advisor
Housing and Community Affairs, Department of Bobby Wilkinson
Lottery Commission Jared Staples
Motor Vehicles, Department of Charlie Leal
Transportation, Department of Charlie Leal
Workforce Commission Luke Bellsnyder
Administrative Hearings, State Office of DeAnn Walker
Funeral Service Commission Logan Mims
Geoscientists, Board of Professional Logan Mims
Insurance, Department of  (incl. Division of Workers Comp.) Luke Bellsnyder
Insurance Counsel, Office of Public (OPIC) Luke Bellsnyder
Injured Employee Counsel, Office of Luke Bellsnyder
Land Surveying, Board of Professional Logan Mims
Licensing and Regulation, Department of DeAnn Walker
Plumbing Examiners, State Board of DeAnn Walker
Racing Commission Jared Staples
Securities Board Jared Staples
Utility Commission of Texas, Public DeAnn Walker
Utility Counsel, Office of Public DeAnn Walker
Health Professions  
Veterinary Medical Examiners, State Board of Blake Roach
Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Kate Hendrix
Dental Examiners, State Board of Kate Hendrix
Health Licensing Consolidation Project MC Lambeth
Health Professions Council Allison Billodeau
Marriage and Family Therapists, State Board of Examiners of MC Lambeth
Medical Board Allison Billodeau
Nursing, Board of MC Lambeth
Optometry Board MC Lambeth
Pharmacy, State Board of Preston Streufert
Physical Therapy & Occ Therapy Examiners, Executive Council of MC Lambeth
Podiatric Medical Examiners, State Board of MC Lambeth
Psychologists, Board of Examiners of Preston Streufert
Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of Allison Billodeau
General Provisions Steven Albright
Legislature John Hryhorchuk

Self-Directed Semi-Independent Agencies

Agency Primary Advisor
Accountancy, State Board of Public Logan Mims
Architectural Examiners, Board of Logan Mims
Engineers, Board of Professional Logan Mims
Banking, Department. of Jared Staples
Savings and Mortgage Lending, Dept. of Jared Staples
Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of Jared Staples
Credit Union Dept. Jared Staples
Real Estate Commission Jared Staples
***Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board Jared Staples
Actuarial Division and Financial Examinations Division of TDI Luke Bellsnyder

Other Entities

Agency Primary Advisor
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) DeAnn Walker
Forensic Science Commission Preston Streufert
River Compact Commissions Steven Schar
River Authorities Steven Schar
Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response MC Lambeth

Misc. Topics

Topics Primary Advisor
1st Amendment Charles Miller
2nd Amendment Seth Christensen
Administrative Law-General DeAnn Walker
Agriculture Blake Roach
Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Border Security Libby Elliott
Criminal Law, Corrections Preston Streufert
Cybersecurity Jared Staples
Economic Development, Workforce Luke Bellsnyder
Elections Charles Miller
Emergency Mgmt. Seth Christensen
Eminent Domain Libby Elliott
Environmental Regulation Steven Schar
Family Services. & Child Protection Allison Billodeau
Financial Institutions Jared Staples
Gaming, Alcohol & Tobacco Jared Staples
General Budget Steven Albright and John Hryhorchuk
Human Services Kate Hendrix
Higher Education Candice Woodruff
Housing Bobby Wilkinson
Insurance Luke Bellsnyder
Judicial Branch Seth Christensen
Life Initiatives Allison Billodeau
Local Government -General Steven Schar
Local Law Enforcement, Jails Seth Christensen
Military & Veterans Craig Bean
Oil & Gas Craig Bean
Public Finance Bobby Wilkinson
Public Education Julie Shields and Ben Bhatti
Public Health MC Lambeth
Public Pensions  
 - State ERS Bobby Wilkinson
 - State TRS Bogan Pollock
 - Local Steven Schar
Sanctuary Cities, ICE Detainers Seth Christensen
Special Districts Steven Schar and Logan Mims
 - Property David Shoemaker
 - Franchise Bogan Pollock
 - Sales, Misc. Bobby Wilkinson
Telemedicine Allison Billodeau
Transportation Charlie Leal
Water Steven Schar