A former political aide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry has
returned to one of his old jobs – working for the Spanish company in charge of
developing the Trans-Texas Corridor.
Dan Shelley was a consultant for Madrid-based Cintra
Concessiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte S.A. prior to taking a job in
2004 as a Perry lobbyist to the state legislature.
Shelley has recently left the state job to return to Cintra,
according to the Dallas Morning News.
He and his daughter have contracts for lobbying work, the Morning
Cintra and Austin-based Zachry Construction Corporation
partnered to bid $7 billion to develop the first phase of Perry’s proposed
intermodal transportation route, the Trans-Texas Corridor.
The state awarded the development contract to Cintra-Zachry
while Shelley was employed by Gov. Perry, the Morning News reported.
State officials, according to the papers, have denied any
connection between the contract and Shelley’s employment status.
Texas law allows former state aides to lobby in the private