A veteran of the Texas Capitol, Louie Sanchez has 14 years of experience having served, since 2011, as Chief of Staff to Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D -Brownsville), Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and third in seniority in the Texas Senate. He joined Hance Scarborough in 2021 and represents a variety of clients including trade associations, local governments, and corporations in the aerospace, energy, healthcare, and technology sectors.
While on staff in Texas Senate, Sanchez was assigned stewardship of several pieces of legislation that will have long-lasting contributions to the State of Texas. Included are bills which authorized space launch operations at Boca Chica Beach; state incentives for establishing a spaceport in south Texas; bills that established the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its school of medicine; and, legislation authorizing the construction of a second access causeway to South Padre Island.
A native of the Rio Grande Valley raised in San Antonio, Sanchez is a 12th generation Texan descended from some of Texas’ earliest pioneering families. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he is a longtime volunteer of the American Diabetes Association and serves as co-chair for the National Advocacy Committee in Washington, D.C. which sets all federal and state public policy priorities for the organization.