Anchia is the son of immigrants from Mexico and Spain. Anchia is married to Marissa. They have two daughters, Sofia and Maia.
JD, Tulane University School of Law, 1993
BA, Anthropology/Spanish/Latin American Studies, Southern Methodist University.
Attorney, Haynes and Boone, LLP, present
Attorney, Patton Boggs LLP
Guest Lecturer, Saint Mary's University School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Texas Technical University Law School
Visiting Professor, Tulane University School of Law
Visiting Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, Dallas.
Member, Catholic Campus Community, Southern Methodist University
Member, Dallas Assembly, present
Member, Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, present
Chair, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, present
Member, Oak Cliff Lions Club, present
Broad Fellow, 2003
American Marshall Memorial Fellow, 2001
Chair, Dallas Independent School District Policy Committee
Dallas Independent School District Trustee, District 7 School Board Seat
SMU Clements Center on Southwest Studies.
Anchia was first elected in 2004. Anchia is the vice-chair of the Urban Affairs Committee, and also serves on the International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Pensions, Investments, and Financial Institutions Committee and served on the Land and Resource Management Committee.
Member, Southern Methodist University Clements Center on Southwest Studies, present
Anchia has received awards from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Texas Lawyer, the North Texas Crime Commission, and other organizations and publications. Texas Monthly has named Anchia "Rookie of the Year" and "One of the Ten Best Legislators."