About Colin Leyden

Colin Leyden

State Director, Texas


Areas of expertise:

Oil and gas, energy policy, ground-level ozone and air quality


Colin is responsible for coordinating and promoting EDF’s political engagement in Texas - from the local level to the state’s congressional delegation. Working with program staff in Texas, Colin works to ensure that there is cohesion and strategic focus in the way that EDF’s legislative and political priorities are pursued with stakeholders, policymakers and elected officials. Colin is also managing our electric power grid work in Texas as we push for reforms to make the electric system more resilient and less carbon intensive.


Colin has nearly two decades of political, policy and public advocacy experience in Texas working with legislators, NGOs and the business community.


B.S. in Communications, Northwestern University