Contact: Brandon Waltens
Rep.-Elect Briscoe Cain Announces Legislative Team for 85th Legislative Session
On Wednesday December 14, Representative-Elect Briscoe Cain of Deer Park proudly announced the hiring of his legislative staff for the upcoming session.
Brandon Waltens will serve as Chief of Staff to the incoming legislator. Having worked as a Legislative Analyst for a law office during the 84th Legislative Session shortly after graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Political Science, Brandon successfully managed the re-election campaign of top conservative Rep. Matt Rinaldi, as well as the runoff election for Briscoe Cain during the interim.
“It was a privilege to help bring new conservative leadership to House District 128 and I am excited to continue working with Briscoe Cain to fight for the conservative principles we campaigned on,” said Waltens.
Joining Brandon in Austin is Trent Williams, who will serve as Cain’s Legislative Director. His legislative work began in 2013 when he accepted a request to intern for The Texas Homeschool Coalition as a member of their legislative team. He returned the next legislative session to serve as communications director, and later as district director, for State Representative Molly White throughout her term in the 84th Legislature.
“Listening to Texans, to their concerns and needs, has been the highlight of my public policy work. I’m excited about serving Representative-Elect Cain and the folks in House District 128 in 2017,” stated Trent.
Also joining the capitol office is Legislative Aide Lance Rhodes. The son of a minister, Lance is a native of Corsicana, Texas. He has worked on several political campaigns across Texas, including Representative-elect Cain’s runoff campaign. This will be Lance’s first opportunity to work in the Texas Legislature.
“I am so excited to work with Representative Cain to promote conservative policy during the 85th Legislature and cannot wait to see what God has in store for Texas,” said Lance.
Rounding out the team is Mrs. Tanya Robertson, who will serve as District Liaison during the legislative session. Well-known in Harris County for her tea-party activism, Robertson serves on the State Republican Executive Committee for Senate District 11. Robertson has assisted campaigns from city council to presidential primaries, including Briscoe Cain’s successful campaign.
“As a fellow conservative activist, I am confident Briscoe Cain will be a bold voice for our movement,” said Robertson. “’I am proud to have been a part of his campaign team and am excited to represent him in the district during this upcoming legislative session.”
On the appointments, Rep-Elect Cain stated, “During my campaign, I promised to fight for conservative values in Austin. My carefully-selected team consists of some of the brightest minds in the field and I am excited to work with them to deliver on my promises to HD128.”
In addition to his core team, Cain will be utilizing Houston attorney Chris Carmona as General Counsel for the HD128 office. Carmona is a Republican activist who serves as Co-Chairman to the Young Republican National Federation.
Briscoe Cain is the Representative-elect for House District 128, located in Southeast Harris County. His swearing-in for his first term in the State Legislature is scheduled to take place at noon on January 10, 2017 at the State Capitol in Austin.
Brandon Waltens, Chief of Staff
Tanya Robertson, District Liaison