Pink Granite aims to promote an environment where women in Texas politics and policy support one another through sharing unique perspectives, lessons learned and tips for navigating the Texas Capitol one session at a time. If you would like to be interviewed, e-mail


Missy Shorey

A Pink Granite interview with Missy Shorey, also known as the first woman to Chair the Dallas County GOP.

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Ellen Troxclair

Austin's youngest woman elected to City Council talks about why she ran and how important it is to support those who work for you.


Jessica Shortall

Author, organizer and advocate for equality - Jessica Shortall knows she is right where she belongs working to bring about a welcoming and inclusive Texas for the LGBTQ community.


Catherine Van ArnaM

Catherine shares her love for Texas, her "pink collar" and working on behalf of Austin City Council Member Ellen Troxclair. She joins us in a side-by-side interview with her boss.

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carrie simmons

Rising star lobbyist Carrie Simmons share how her mentors and now bosses have shaped her perspective on government relations and helped her thrive as a young woman in a male dominated industry. 

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 Molly  Spratt

Legislative Director Molly Spratt is a politically savvy, impeccably organized Texas lege staffer. In this January 2018 interview she offers insights into how she keeps her days organized through bullet journaling.