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Best Lobbyist Who's Not in It for the Money: Anne Dunkelberg

Persistence is this li'l lobbyist's m.o. when trying to secure the very best delivery of public health care to the elderly and an estimated 1 million uninsured Texas kids. Such a monumental task requires educating the Legislature (an equally monumental task), of course. On that score, she, along with her peers at the Center for Public Policy Priorities, is often called on by lawmakers of all stripes to – how shall we say – sensitize them about the needs of our most vulnerable citizens.

Anne Dunkelberg, Center for Public Policy Priorities, 900 Lydia, 512/320-0222, www.cppp.org

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