About Us

Capital Consultants, founded in 1987 by former Texas Speaker of the House Billy Clayton, provides experienced government relations and political consulting, as well as thorough business consulting services.

The team at Capital Consultants believes that clients should receive more than they expect through experience, leadership, innovation and efficiency.

Capital Consultants is within short walking distance of the State Capitol, located in the Westgate Building at the corner of 11th and Colorado Street.

Jim Shearer, President

After graduating from The University of Oklahoma with a BA in Public Relations and Advertising, Shearer began a ten year professional career in state and national government. During which, he served as Legislative Assistant to US Senator Henry Bellmon and successfully managed campaigns up and down the ballot, peaking in 1988 by electing George Bush President of the United States.

During the successful presidential campaign, Shearer served as Senior Political Director for the Southwest Region of the United States. He served President Bush during the government transition while he participated in the Presidential Personnel Advisory Committee and Lecturer Series at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

In 1990, Shearer founded and served as CEO of National Market Share, Inc., a national direct marketing company providing marketing services for General Motors, Dell Computer, Federal Express, Lexus, 3M and other Fortune 500 companies. National Market Share, Inc., employed over 500 employees and was designated Rising Star of the Year by the National Direct Marketing Industry.

In 2003 Shearer became owner and President of Capital Consultants. Shearer brings 30 years of legislative and advocacy experience to the firm, which provides legislative advocacy support throughout the United States and various parts of the world.