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Tristan “Tris” Castañeda, Jr.

Tristan “Tris” has over thirty years of applied experience in local and state governmental relations. Tris joined Longbow Partners as an equity partner and is responsible for business development, direct advocacy, and counseling Longbow’s clients on environmental, transportation, workers’ compensation, appropriations, tax, economic development, land use, telecommunications, and utility matters in connection with the Texas Legislature and on various permit and rulemaking issues before state agencies.

Over the years, Tris has successfully represented and provided strategic counsel to numerous private sector, public sector, and non-profit interests. Tris has worked in the Texas Attorney General’s Office and as the Vice President of Government Relations for The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, leading all the advocacy efforts at the state and local level. Tris also has substantial municipal government experience, having worked as a Special Assistant to former San Antonio Mayor, Henry Cisneros.

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