Rafael M. Anchia – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 103, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
P.O. Box 4468Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-6081
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Anchia is the son of immigrants from Mexico and Spain. Anchia is married to Marissa. They have two daughters, Sofia and Maia.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

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.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

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.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

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.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Member, Southern Methodist University Clements Center on Southwest Studies, present

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

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."

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

JD, Tulane University School of Law, 1993

BA, Anthropology/Spanish/Latin American Studies, Southern Methodist University.

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