Texans for Lawsuit Reform Announces PAC Director Departure
Matt Welch to Launch Public Affairs and Legislative Advocacy Firm
AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2006 -- Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) is announcing the departure of Matt Welch, the longtime PAC Director of the organization. Welch is leaving TLR to form Horizon Public Affairs, an Austin-based public affairs and legislative advocacy consulting firm.
"For the last 10 years, I've had the privilege of working on the front lines of civil justice reform and making an impact on important public policy. It has been an honor to be part of a team of Texans with such incredible integrity, character and civic virtue as the leadership and staff of TLR," Welch said. Welch will continue to serve as a consultant to the organization and remain active in TLR's political and legislative efforts.
In the last decade, TLR PAC has become one of the most effective political organizations in Texas politics. Welch has helped guide the group's effort in hundreds of political campaigns and numerous legislative sessions. TLR PAC Chairman Dick Trabulsi said, "Matt Welch has had a dramatic impact on Texas politics. He has been active in a myriad of campaigns, including statewide, legislative and judicial races. There is not a person in our state who is more knowledgeable and skilled about Texas politics or more respected by elected officials."
Richard W. Weekley, Chairman and CEO of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, added, "Matt has been a key to TLR's success. He is conscientious, principled and exceptionally capable. All of us value Matt's contribution to our organization -- he is a person you can count on, no matter how tough the going or how strenuous the effort. We are thankful that Matt has been with us as PAC Director and we look forward to his contributions to the Texas civil justice system as a consultant to Texans for Lawsuit Reform."
CONTACT: Texans for Lawsuit Reform