Nelson Jarrin, JD

Vice President of Government Affairs

Mr. Jarrin is an attorney with an extensive background at the Texas Capitol, including more than a decade of experience in health care policy. In his role with the Meadows Institute, he oversees legislative policy development and works with legislative leaders, state agencies, and local communities to effect change that will have a positive impact on the delivery of mental health services in Texas.

Mr. Jarrin previously served as the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner, where he managed the Senator’s legislative agenda and supervised all legislative activities for the office. There, he specialized in health policy, the state budget, and legislation pending before the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services and the Senate Committee on Finance. During the 2014-2015 biennium, he oversaw the Sunset Advisory Commission process for Senator Schwertner, which reviewed and reorganized all state health agencies.

Prior to joining Senator Schwertner’s team, Mr. Jarrin served as an attorney at the Texas Legislative Council, where he drafted legislation and provided legal advice for the members of the Texas Legislature. During his time at the Legislative Council, he drafted over 800 bills and amendments in the areas of health law, hospital law, occupational regulation, and criminal law.

Mr. Jarrin received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School. During his time at Notre Dame, he served as the President of the Hispanic Law Students Association. He received a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University.

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