Empower Texans is a non-profit service organization. Through multiple media formats, we educate and inspire Texans to exercise effective citizenship. Using research, reporting, and advocacy, we empower taxpayers to advocate for good governance and hold their elected officials accountable.

The greatest threat to our state’s economic growth and competitiveness is the weight of government on the economy.

If government and taxes are allowed to grow without restraint, the economy will contract, thereby limiting opportunities for all Texans. We seek policy outcomes that provide increasing levels of economic liberty and opportunity for all Texans by controlling the size of government. Government power and reach must be strictly limited, with elected officials held accountable by active and informed citizens.

Formed in 2006, Empower Texans – and our premier project Texans for Fiscal Responsibility – provides Texans with news and information about the issues facing the Lone Star State. Texans must be informed about policy solutions consistent with the principles of individual liberty and free markets.

We have offices in Dallas, Houston, Midland and Austin.

Learn more about the issues we’re currently tracking.

Our Staff

Michael Quinn Sullivan

President & CEO

Dustin Matocha

Executive Director

Morgan Williamson

Managing Editor, Texas Scorecard & Communications Coordinator

Tony McDonald

General Counsel

Ross Kecseg

Metroplex Bureau

Charles Blain

Houston Bureau

Lauren Melear

West Texas Bureau

Cary Cheshire

Capitol Correspondent

Gregory Harrison

Central Texas Bureau

Reagan Reed

Houston Correspondent

Salvador Ayala

Budget & Policy Analyst

Jose Melendez

Partner Relations Associate

Buddy Kipp

Digital Communications Coordinator

Ashley Davis-Nelson

Development Associate

Nathan Ofe

Development Advisor

Akerman LLP

Outside Counsel

Board of Directors

Empower Texans℠ Foundation Board of Directors

Tim Dunn, Chairman
Jeff Sandefer
Joel Trammell
Mayes Middleton
Lee Dunn
Luke Dunn

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility℠ Board of Directors

Tim Dunn, Chairman
Lee Dunn
Luke Dunn
Michael Quinn Sullivan

Empower Texans PAC

Michael Quinn Sullivan, Treasurer

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