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Biographical Profile for Jessica Christina Farrar
Candidate for State Representative District 148, Texas
November 4, 2014 Texas General Election
Age: 47
Party: Texas Democratic Party
Phone: 713-691-7135
Address: PO Box 30099
Houston TX 77249
 
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
no response
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Rep. Farrar grew up in Houston. She is married to Lieutenant Colonel Marco Sanchez, who is a practicing attorney. They live in Houston's Lindale Park neighborhood.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Degree, Gallup Leadership Institute, 1997
BA, Architecture, University of Houston, 1995
University of Houston College of Architecture's Saintes Program in Saintes, France, 1990
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Partner, Farrar Architects, 1991-present
Designer and AutoCAD Operator, Audinet Architects (Saintes, France), 1991-1992
Project Representative/Intern, Hermes Reed Architects
Architect-Intern at Farrar Architects
Chief of Staff, Office of City Council Member Ben Reyes, 1991-1993.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Member, American Council of Young Political Leaders
Member, Avenue Community Development Corporation
Board Member, Center for Policy Alternatives
Board Member, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County
Board Member, Galveston Bay Foundation
Member, Harris County Democrats
Member, Harris County Tejano Democrats
Member, Hispanic Women in Leadership
Member, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Founder, Latinas on the Rise
Member, Leadership Texas
Member, League of United Latin American Citizens Council #60
Member, League of Women Voters
Member, Lindale Park Civic Club
Member, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
Member, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Former State Director, National Order of Women Legislators
Member, Old Sixth Ward Community Development Corporation
Member, Proctor Plaza Neighborhood Association
Board Member, Rice Design Alliance
Member, River Oaks Area Democratic Women
Board Member, Texans Against Gun Violence
Member, University of Houston Alumni Association
Member, Women in Government
State Director, Women Legislative Lobby
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Jessica Farrar is currently in her ninth term as State Representative of District 148. She was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1994 at the age of 27, and she is the longest serving Hispanic member from Harris County in the Texas House of Representatives.

Rep. Farrar currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence and is a member on the House Committee on State Affairs. In addition, Representative Farrar serves as the Chairwoman of the Texas House Women’s Health Caucus. During the 82nd Legislative session, she served as the Leader of the Texas House Democratic Caucus.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Catholic
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
no response
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