24 episodes

Lobby Land is a podcast about lobbying and Texas politics. Who are lobbyists? How do they do their jobs? How did they get into lobbying and in some cases, how did they get out? What works and what does not when talking to elected officials, staff and others? This is a podcast about the people whose lives are in and around the Texas political space. From campaigns to boardrooms to the capitol and everywhere in between, we will be interviewing lobbyist and those that work in Texas politics about these and other topics. Hosted by Daniel Womack, with contributions from Stephanie Simpson, Lobby Land will introduce you to personalities, experiences, history and occasionally a lesson in navigating politics. Through these conversations you will meet, and get to know better, some of the most interesting individuals working in Texas government. Welcome to Lobby Land!!!

Lobby Land Daniel Womack

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Lobby Land is a podcast about lobbying and Texas politics. Who are lobbyists? How do they do their jobs? How did they get into lobbying and in some cases, how did they get out? What works and what does not when talking to elected officials, staff and others? This is a podcast about the people whose lives are in and around the Texas political space. From campaigns to boardrooms to the capitol and everywhere in between, we will be interviewing lobbyist and those that work in Texas politics about these and other topics. Hosted by Daniel Womack, with contributions from Stephanie Simpson, Lobby Land will introduce you to personalities, experiences, history and occasionally a lesson in navigating politics. Through these conversations you will meet, and get to know better, some of the most interesting individuals working in Texas government. Welcome to Lobby Land!!!

    Episode 24: Jake Posey

    Episode 24: Jake Posey

    Lobby Land is excited to welcome Jake Posey to the show. 

    Tune in as Jake discusses growing up in a small southeast Texas town, his journey from business consulting to law school, and then on to the Capitol.  Jake and our host (who happen to have gone to high school together) also look back on an infamous senior trip. 
    We enjoy hearing from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 36 min
    Episode 23: Marsha Jones

    Episode 23: Marsha Jones

    We are excited to welcome Marsha Jones to Lobby Land.

    Listen in as Lobby Land contributor Stephanie Simpson and Marsha discuss having generic last names, being part of the Capitol “humanity,” Marsha’s work with nuns, and some advice for all lobbyists. Marsha also covers being mistaken as Julia Roberts and her favorite cocktail.

    We enjoy hearing from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 39 min
    Episode 22: Denise Rose

    Episode 22: Denise Rose

    Lobby Land is excited to welcome Denise Rose to the pod this week.

    Tune in to hear about Denise’s unconventional path from pre-med major to AmeriCorps, to law school, to lobbyist. Denise talks organic chemistry, dispenses advice for all lobbyists on how to stay sane and unplug, and of course, Denise and our host Stephanie Simpson discuss their favorite topic: wine.

    We enjoy hearing from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 40 min
    Episode 21: David Whitley

    Episode 21: David Whitley

    Lobby Land is pleased to welcome David Whitley to the show.

    Hailing from Alice, Texas, David has over 15 years of service in state government, mostly working with Attorney General and now Governor Greg Abbott. Tune in to hear David discuss his tenure as Secretary of State, how being from a small town has shaped his approach to politics, and the importance of preserving relationships. We also discuss “Test Prep Guy,” being a mentor, coaching youth sports and more.

    Enjoying the pod? Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite pod app, give us a review and rate us. We enjoy hearing from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 50 min
    Episode 20: Buddy Garcia

    Episode 20: Buddy Garcia

    Lobby Land is excited to welcome Buddy Garcia to the show. 

    Buddy has been working in politics for over 30 years. Come hear him talk about it all, and if you know Buddy, then you understand he can talk about it all. We discuss his time with Senator Lucio, Governor Perry, our time together at TCEQ and his work now. We talk about his family, share old TCEQ stories, and of course, backyard BBQ and beer.

    Enjoying the pod?  Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite podcast app, give us a review and rate us. We love to hear from our listeners, so please email us with your feedback.  And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 53 min
    Episode 19: Amy Whited

    Episode 19: Amy Whited

    We are excited to welcome Amy Whited to Lobby Land.

    Amy is a veteran campaign staffer and lobbyist. But she might be more known for the creation of Pink Granite and now the Pink Granite Foundation. Tune in to hear her discuss her journey from campaign staffer to city council staffer to lobbyist, as well as the creation of and her work at Pink Granite and all the stops in between.

    Enjoying the pod? Give us a review. Help us grow by subscribing with your favorite podcast app. Email us with any feedback, we love hearing from you all. And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 41 min

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