Jessica Christina Farrar – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 148, Texas

Texas Democratic Party
PO Box 30099Houston TX 77249
(713) 691-7135
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.

Profession (professional 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.

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


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)


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

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