Friday, March 9, 2012

Jesse Ancira to be Speaker’s Chief of Staff

Jesse Ancira, Jr. will be named as Speaker Straus’ Chief of Staff succeeding Denise Davis, who recently left to open her own law and lobby practice with Lisa Kaufman.  Ancira previously served as General Counsel, Senior Tax Advisor, Economic Development Advisor and Ethics Advisor to Speaker Straus. He is a former Associate Deputy Comptroller, former Assistant State Auditor, and a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He is a graduate of Taylor High School and holds an accounting degree from Southwest Texas State University and a law degree from The University of Texas.
Ancira also serves as an At Large Representative on the Taylor City Council, having been elected in May 2011.