Chuck Rice has been working in the government sector for nearly 40 years, from working for various State Representatives and State Senator Chet Brooks to lobbying on behalf of various companies and business interests..
Mr. Rice has a B.S. in Political Science (1975) and a Master's in Public Administration (1982) from Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University) in San Marcos. He began working on staffs of elected officials of the state legislature in the 1970s, including a stint doing research and legislative communication for the Texas Secretary of State, and from inside the capitol he moved into research with the Texas Legislative Service, advocacy and lobbying for trade associations and other business and organizational interests.
He has served on the Advisory Council in the School of Public Administration at Texas State and on the Board of Directors of the Austin Area Interreligious Ministries.
Mr. Rice is well versed in issues such as environmental affairs, water, municipality issues, waste management, land development and transportation issues.
He has worked with numerous clients involved in real estate development and construction, including the procurement and approval of properties for roadways, then moving forward through construction aspects which involve coordination and lobbying at state agencies and the legislature. Additionally, he has helped developers get approval for their projects at all levels of government.