January 4, 2019      12:32 PM
People on the Move
Staffers find the revolving door, others staying in the building but finding new offices, agency moves, lobby promotions, and more
Y’all have your backpacks and no. 2 pencils ready? First
day of session always feels very much like the first day of school – catching up
with old friends and meeting the new kids for the first time. Just wait until
the junior high-style drama later.
the holidays were as good for your family as they were for mine. But it’s back
to work now. The Christmas trees have now been taken down in the House
and Senate making room for, you know, representatives and senators
and, of course, their families who will join them on the floor for the initial pomp
and circumstance of Tuesday. The officeholders will be inaugurated, the speaker
will be elected, and we will all play the game of hurry up and wait for committee
to freshmen: It can be easy to become frustrated by the initial pace of things.
It can take a while to figure out the biorhythms of the Texas Capitol during your
first session. But once you get it, you get it. Trust me.
of you are settling into new offices or new roles within the same organizations
as the session countdown clock on the Quorum Report homepage dwindles down
to zero. If your career news isn’t included this week, let me know and you’ll
be in the first edition of the new session next Friday. firstname.lastname@example.org is the email
address and use “POTM” in the subject line. You’re welcome.
2019’s first edition of People on the Move:
By Scott Braddock