A Few Words About

Our Firm

Performance Driven. Results Focused

About Us

Starting Salient

Founded and based in Austin, TX, we are a bipartisan team of seasoned professional in Texas policy and government affairs. With over a four decades of collective experience at the capitol, our team has a trusted reputation with a wide range of expertise and a deep understanding of policy. Our grassroots approach allows us to identify opportunity and assess challenges to build custom strategies for our clients delivering successful results.



Our partners are well-respected professional lobbyists in the Austin community.



We work hard to truly understand your business and your needs at the Capitol.



We take on big projects and produce big results for our clients.

A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it.

henry ward beecher

Our Team

Meet Our Partners

Dustin Cox

Senior Partner

Chris Sanchez

Senior Partner

Salient Associates

Meet the Team

Kiara Wartell

Kiara Wartell

Director of Communications

Andrew Cates

Strategic Advisor

Braden Holt

Braden Holt

Policy Analyst


Audrey Black

Policy Analyst‚Äč