Noah M. Horwitz
Noah M. Horwitz is a Houston native, and has been active in Houston & Texas politics for the last four years. In 2009, at the age of 15, Horwitz was first catapulted into the local spotlight after giving a pair of speeches to the Houston City Council and the HISD Board of Trustees, respectively, on why the school district should rename the six local schools that are named after prominent Confederate politicians and generals.
Horwitz then spent three years working at Houston City Hall for the Mayor’s office. In this capacity, Horwitz took on a number of roles, working a majority of his time with the “Mayor’s Youth Council,” an organization dedicated to discussing pertinent issues to the youth of the community. Within that role, Horwitz formed valuable connections with local politicians and other inroads into the local and state political community.
Shortly after graduating High School from The Emery/Weiner School in 2012, Horwitz served as one of the chief Houston area consultants for Gilberto Hinojosa’s successful campaign for Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. He continued throughout 2012 to provide Houston-area consulting work for the Texas Democratic Party and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina with the delegation.
Horwitz spent three semesters at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (outside of Boston), majoring in Political Science and writing a weekly column on national political issues, entitled “Civil Affairs,” every Tuesday in The Justice, one of the University’s newspapers. Beginning in the Spring of 2014, Horwitz transferred to the University of Texas at Austin where he will continue his studies as a member of the Class of 2016. His “Civil Affairs” column was also moved to The Daily Texan every Monday morning, and he has since become the Senior Associate Editor of that newspaper. He also hosts The Daily Texan Editorial radio program on KVRX, colloquially known as “The Dog & Pony Show,” every Monday at 4:00 PM.
Concurrent with beginning school at Brandeis in August 2012, Horwitz founded the political blog Texpatriate, which put a special emphasis on Texas and Houston politics. Within a year, it quickly grew into a partnership of a half-dozen young people and one of the biggest political blogs in Texas. Texpatriate was dissolved in July 2015.
He also has contracted work for the Clifford Group, Inc., a public relations and marketing firm in Houston. Specifically, Horwitz worked on projects involving ongoing disputes at City Hall. He is a registered lobbyist.
You can email him through Horwitz@texpate.com or follow him on Twitter with @NmHorwitz.