Meet TPA’s Lobbyist–Ray Allen
Hon. Ray Allen
Former State Representative Ray Allen was first elected to the Texas House Of Representatives in 1992, and served seven terms, retiring in January, 2006. During his tenure he served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Corrections, Chairman of the County Affairs Committee, was a member of the House Committee on Government Reform, the House Appropriations Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Select Interim Committee on Sex Offender Statutes, Vice-Chairman of the Environmental Regulations Committee, the Committee on House Administration, Select Committee on Constitutional Revision, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, and the House Public Safety Committee. He chaired numerous Subcommittees, focusing on issues related to criminal justice, corrections reform, and the environment, and Chaired the Texas Legislature Sportsmen’s Caucus from 2002 through 2006.
Representative Allen, widely regarded as one of the most prolific and effective House members in passing legislation, authored or jointly authored nearly 400 bills of which more than 150 are now in law. Many of his successful bills were designated as major state laws by independent Senate and House Research Organizations. Those efforts covered a broad range of topics including criminal statutes, child protection and safety, sex offenders, private sector prison industries, crime-victims’ rights laws, Texas’ Concealed Carry law, the Texas Clean Air Act of 1999, and numerous measures regarding local and economic development issues.
Upon leaving elected office in 2006, he founded Service House, Inc., a Government Affairs firm which served a wide variety of clients prior to the formation of GovBiz Partners, LLC.