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September 24 Luncheon

  • 24 Sep 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


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Speaker: Harvey Kronberg, Austin Flag and Flagpole, Inc
Topic: Texas in Transition, Wargaming the 2020 Election

Published , Quorum Report, the Newsletter of Political Texas since 1989.  Quorum Report is a non-partisan online publication covering state politics and government from an insider's perspective. The site can be found at

Originally a contract writer for Quorum Report, Kronberg bought the publication in 1998 and converted it to the first exclusively online subscriber based publication covering Texas politics and government for political professional

Kronberg also is a political analyst for Spectrum Cable News and a regular on their nightly Capitol Tonight.  Spectrum Cable News is a 24 hour news channel broadcast in Austin, San Antonio, Waco and Fort Worth.  Kronberg is also a former contributing columnist to the Austin American Statesman.

Quoted in publications as diverse as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, etc.

Has received no prestigious awards cuz he is just too much of a pain in the ass. 

However the February 2005 Texas Monthly declared him one of the 25 most powerful individuals in Texas politics.

What Others Have to Say:

Texas Monthly:  "Who reads Harvey Kronberg's dispatches from the State Legislature?  Everyone.  The nexus of political gossip right now isn't the Cloak Room, the Austin Club or any of the dark-whisky soaked haunts where politicos while away their evenings.  It is the precise location at any given time, of Harvey Kronberg.

Campaigns  & Elections Magazine: #1 Online Political Newsletter in the country

Houston Press awarded Quorum Report "Best Source for Texas Political Info".

Former Lt. Governor Bob Bullock:  "The Capitol's most astute observer". 

Academic History:  Graduated  University of Texas at Austin in 1972; Honors in Plan II, Special Honors in History.  Junior Year Abroad Program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1970-71

Graduated Bellaire High School of Houston in 1968

Career notes:  After graduating from the University of Texas, Kronberg spent several years as a licensed auctioneer.  Subsequently, he ran mobile retail operations and a wholesale distribution business. 

In addition to the Quorum Report and the Texas Energy Report, Kronberg owns and operates Austin Flag and Flagpole, Inc along with his wife Michele.

He serves on the board of the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas as well as the Headliners Foundation.

While no longer conducting auctions professionally, Kronberg conduct four philanthropic auctions a year – the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas, the Austin Lyric Opera, Heartgift (financing heart surgeries for third world children) and the Long Center.  These auctions collectively raise more than half a million dollars for their charities.

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