A Texas Populist for Texas Comptroller
I am an attorney, community lawyer, and trained mediator. Building structures for community cooperation and consensus is among my longtime interests, and community education has been my passion. After graduating in 1974 from Dallas Community College, I returned to Austin in 1975, completing a degree in humanities from the University of Texas in 1978. My attendance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs resulted in the 1982 master’s thesis, A Case Study of Decentralized Power Systems and Municipal Politics, Austin, Texas, 1979 to 1981. Entering the South Texas College of Law in 1989, I received my J.D. in 1991, with coursework at the University of Texas School of Law. I was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1992. I opened my law office in 1992.