Political People and their Moves

Gov. Greg Abbott named Freddie “Fred” Rangel of San Antonio to the Texas Real Estate Broker Lawyer Committee for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2021. The agency helps standardize forms used in real estate transactions. Rangel is the founder and president of Adco Master Builders Inc.

Wayne Christian, the GOP nominee for a seat on the Railroad Commission, announced on Tuesday that he has received the endorsement of Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick.

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Thursday that she has received the endorsement of the “C” Club of Houston for her re-election bid.

Walter Zaykowski has left U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s office where he worked as communications director for a job with the Austin Chamber of Commerce where he will serve as director of education and public engagement.

Allen Blakemore announced on Thursday that he’s launched an Austin-based affiliate of his Blakemore & Associates consulting firm. The new venture is called Blakemore Public Affairs. Partnering with Blakemore in the new firm are former Kyle Janek aide Casey Haney and former Gov. Rick Perry communications director Allison Castle.

Lisa Benjamin Goodgame and Laura Stromberg Hoke are joining forces to launch a new public relations firm. Goodgame | Hoke Communications will be based in Austin and will work exclusively with nonprofit organizations. Goodgame was most recently at the Center for Public Policy Priorities where she worked in digital communications. Hoke most recently was chief of staff to Austin state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and also has handled communications gigs for NFIB/Texas and for Kinky Friedman.

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