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Lee ManrossLee Manross combines earlier work in the legislative and political arenas with two decades in the insurance business to bring deep experience and understanding of the processes at the Texas Capitol as one of TAHU’s lobbyists.

Although his “adult” political experience covers more than two dozen campaigns from the county courthouse to the statehouse and U.S. Congress during the 1970s, Lee dipped his toes into the political waters as a teenager when he co-chaired the “Goldwater for President” campaign in a high school mock election in 1964. (Goldwater won, at least at Perryton High!) In 1967, Lee saw national politics up close as an intern in the office of U.S. Rep. J.J. Pickle of Austin. Later Texas legislative work included serving on the staff of two committees of the Texas House of Representatives and on the staff of the late Rep. Dan Kubiak. Using his communication and newspaper backgrounds, Lee also worked for the Texas Secretary of State’s office, the Texas Constitutional Convention, and State Comptroller Bob Bullock.

Lee’s insurance background is almost as varied, having owned his own scratch P&C agency in the 1980s which he developed into a full, multi line agency offering a wide array of business and personal P&C products as well as life and health insurance plans. He also worked as employee benefits specialist with two Austin P&C agencies.

Success in the Texas Legislature is the result of many factors like experience, knowledge, communications, diligence and a passion to accomplish the mission. Lee Manross brings all that and more to the legislative table for TAHU.

See Lee’s latest reports here.


Every year, the Texas Association of Health Underwriters hosts a “Legislative Day” to discuss issues and pending legislation of importance to TAHU members. Every other year, the Legislative Day is held in Austin, with attendees spending the afternoon visiting with their elected officials. This event is known as “Day at the Capitol” and is something every TAHU member should consider attending.