Native Houstonian, Abbie Kamin, is an incoming board member to ROADWomen. She is graduate with honors from Tulane University and holds a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from American University. Abbie currently serves as the Clerk to the State House Human Services Committee for the 85th Legislative Session.
While studying at Tulane, she worked with various organizations, including serving as a student representative on the Southern Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League. Following graduation, she stayed in New Orleans, working on Mitch Landrieu’s campaign for Mayor and Transition Team and later worked as a paralegal at the law firm of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith. During my time at American in D.C., she interned on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Department, as well as for the Lone Star Project. She moved back to Houston to begin her professional legal career assisting voters obtain voter photo-ID, and became an Associate Attorney at Brazil & Dunn, LLP, where she was involved in a wide range of civil practice areas, including voting rights. Today she focuses on policy and advocacy issues in our state.
She currently sits on the Board of Trustees at Emery/Weiner School, serves as the Co-Chair of the Houston Steering Committee for Annie’s List and is involved with the Jewish Federation, Anti-Defamation League, the Holocaust Museum of Houston, Shady Acres Civic Club and the Texas Bar Association.
Abbie’s passions range from environmental justice to equal access to the polls, reproductive rights to economic opportunity, and she is committed to a Texas whose leaders represent the values of all its citizens. Abbie has also taken initiative to aide in getting the younger population involved in ROADwomen. “I am very excited to engage with our Young ROADies and develop a meaningful program to not only recruit and foster involvement, but train our next generation of leaders.”