Team Bios

Kent Caperton

Kent Caperton

As a partner in the Ben Barnes Group he is working on national and state issues for a variety of clients with needs in government relations and public policy matters.

Prior to joining the Barnes group, Kent Caperton was a Managing Director at Public Strategies, focusing primarily on legislative, regulatory and political policy for that firm's national telecommunications client. He managed a large team of professionals immersed in the federal arena.

From 1981-1991, Mr. Caperton served as a State Senator for District Five in the Texas Senate. His Senate service included a variety of assignments as Chairman of the Finance, Jurisprudence, Criminal Justice, Texas Judicial Council, the Legislative Budget Board, and as member of the Legislative Audit Committee. Texas Monthly consistently ranked Caperton on its Best Legislator list and in 1989 described him as "the consensus choice for the Best Legislator of the Year." In 1987, he was described as "the dominant member of the Senate."

Prior to his Senate service, Mr. Caperton has served as Municipal Judge in Bryan, Texas; Visiting Lecturer at Texas A&M University College of Business; Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas; and Assistant to the President of Texas A&M University.

Mr. Caperton attended the University of Texas School of Law from 1973-1975 and earned his B.B.A., cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 1971. He is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Texas and the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He is Board Certified as Civil Trial Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

When representing local governments and quasi governmental agencies on the federal level, Governance is proud to utilize our strategic partner, The Ben Barnes Group.

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