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Tulane University – B.A. in Political Economy

The University of Texas School of Law – J.D.

John Hryhorchuk

Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy


John leads the Texas 2036 policy team, with a focus on ensuring state leaders have pragmatic and sustainable solutions for non-partisan challenges facing the state.

In 2021, the Texas 2036 policy team played a role in supporting 45 bills that became law in areas, including workforce, health insurance, broadband, pensions and K-12 education. In 2023, 73 bills and 33 budget items that Texas 2036 supported passed into law on issues, such as water, state parks, community college finance, high-quality curriculum, police reform, the Texas Space Commission and more. These bills generally passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, featuring an average Senate vote of 30-1 and House support of 94% in 2023.

Heading into 2025, John and the policy team will continue to work with stakeholders, agencies and elected officials to elevate data-informed policy solutions.

Prior Work Experience

Prior to joining Texas 2036, John was Deputy Director of Budget and Policy for Governor Greg Abbott, focusing on school finance, property taxes and other state fiscal and budgetary matters. His work culminated in passage of House Bill 3 (2019), which overhauled the tax and education systems in Texas.

John previously worked in budget and policy roles for former Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. In these roles, he led and became an expert in a variety of energy, insurance, health care, pensions, water and workforce issues. Outside of Texas, John served in communications roles on two presidential campaigns and practiced law in New York and Washington, D.C., with a focus on financial litigation and international trade disputes.