p>The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced today the opening of its new Austin office, giving it a permanent presence in the state capital.

The office will be staffed by TPPF's new Communications Director Lee Adams, currently Chief of Staff for State Representative Elvira Reyna ( R – Mesquite) (District 101- Dallas (part)).

The new TPPF office is located one block from the State Capitol at 502 East 11th Street, Suite 410, in the Texas Association of Broadcasters Building.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a San Antonio based 501(c)(3) research institute founded in 1989 and dedicated to the principles of limited government, free enterprise, private property rights, and individual responsibility. Chaired by Dr. Wendy Lee Gramm, the Foundation impacts state and local government by conducting research on emerging policy issues and distributing the findings to policy makers, the media, opinion leaders and the general public.

Lee Adams will be responsible for communications with the legislative and executive branches as well as serving as spokesman to the Capitol Press Corps and statewide media.

"TPPF's addition of an Austin office adds significantly to our ability to be a positive force for change in state government," said TPPF President & CEO Jeff Judson. He went on to say, "This expansion is part of our long-range plan to add additional infrastructure to support free market reforms of state government."