Janis Carter brings 25 years of Texas legislative and government relations experience to Winstead PC clients. Janis has been lobbying the Texas Legislature since 1989, joining Winstead in 2002. Prior to lobbying, she served for six years as the director of the House Committee on Appropriations under former Chairman Robert Junell. She also has legislative experience as a legislative director in the Capitol and in a district office.
Janis has built a reputation as a lobbyist that is prepared, informed and informative, and is a lobbyist with strong relationships built on trust. As a lobbyist and government relations professional, Janis has worked on legislative issues including, but not limited to, taxation, appropriations, licensing and regulation, health care, higher education, public education, energy, technology, economic development, workers' compensation, banking, insurance and issues pertaining to local governments. Janis has represented clients before the Texas Legislative and Administration branch on issues including:
- Tax incentives
- Growing wind energy in Texas
- Economic development legislation which has attracted major businesses to Texas
- Complex appropriations matters
Janis has become recognized as one of the state's most informed sources on the budget and appropriations process. She was responsible for coordinating with statewide elected officials and their key staff members regarding budget and agency issues and thus developed relationships with key personnel at many state agencies, commissions and departments. Her additional governmental experience includes four years as legislative aide to Representative Junell and five years as district director to former Representative Dick Burnett.
During the interim, Janis continues to represent clients on a variety of government relations interests before state agencies and commissions and with members of the legislature. She effectively communicates with agencies during the agency rulemaking and implementation phase of legislative, appropriations and statutory directives.
- Legal, governmental and political matters