Senior Director of Government Relations
Will Holleman, MPA joined Raise Your Hand Texas in May of 2022 and brings over 10 years of advocacy and policy experience. He will help implement education policy strategy and guide the organization’s legislative advocacy efforts.
Prior to joining Raise Your Hand Texas, Holleman was former assistant director of governmental relations at the Texas Association of School Boards where he covered areas in tax and school finance policy, pensions and investments, and personnel issues. He also served as a researcher at the Texas A&M Foundation and as chief of staff at the Texas House of Representatives for Public Education Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock during the 84th Legislative session. During this time he worked closely with Rep. Aycock’s team on HB 2804 to revamp the public education accountability system and other legislation to positively impact Texas schools.
Holleman holds a Master of Public Service and Administration with a focus in Education Policy and Management from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from Texas A&M University.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King
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