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Rep. Harless, Patricia

District 126

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.408

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0496

(512) 463-1507 Fax

District Address:

6630 Cypresswood, #275

Spring, Texas 77379

(281) 376-4114

(281) 826-0101 Fax

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Harris (part)

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Biography

Patricia Harless was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. She is currently serving her fourth term representing District 126, which encompasses Northwest Harris County. As the owner of Fred Fincher Motors in Houston and a lifelong resident of the area, she has deep roots in the community as an active small-business and civic leader.

In the Texas House, Representative Harless serves as the Chair of the Environmental Regulation Committee and is also a member of the Committee on State Affairs. She has passed numerous pieces of legislation for her district, including legislation to require voters to show a photo ID before casting a vote in-person.

Patricia is a conservative, pro-business advocate for issues affecting both District 126 as well as the State of Texas. She has been honored as a "Champion for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business. She was a Governor appointee to the Texas Motor Vehicle Board, where she served from 1998 to 2005. She currently serves on the National Energy Council.

Patricia has a strong commitment to the Republican Party and is an active member of several women's organizations, including her home club of Northwest Forest Republican Women. She has worked at the grassroots level for several local, state and national campaigns.

As an active civic and charity leader in the community, Patricia is a past president of the American Heart Association. She also serves on several boards including the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum and Lone Star College Foundation. She is a member of the 100 Club of Houston, Northwest Chamber of Commerce and a lifetime member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Representative Harless attended elementary and middle school in the Spring ISD. She earned her Bachelor's degree in business management from LeTourneau University. Patricia lives in District 126 with her husband of 28 years, Sam Harless. They have one son, Samuel Justin, and are active members of Champion Forest Baptist Church.

Patricia Harless fue elegida, por primera vez, a la Cámara de Representantes de Texas en el 2006. En la actualidad, está cumpliendo su cuarto mandato en representación del Distrito 126, que abarca el noroeste del Condado de Harris. Como propietaria de Fred Fincher Motors en Houston y residente de la zona durante toda su vida, tiene profundas raíces en la comunidad como pequeña empresaria y lideresa cívica activa.

En la Cámara de Representantes, la representante Harless es presidente del Comité de Regulación Ambiental y miembro del Comité de Asuntos Estatales. Ha logrado que se aprueben numerosas leyes para su distrito, incluyendo la legislación para requerir que los votantes exhiban una identificación con foto antes de emitir el voto en persona.

Patricia es abogada pro-empresarial conservadora para cuestiones que afectan tanto al Distrito 126, como al Estado de Texas. Ha sido distinguida como Campeona de la Libre Empresa por la Asociación Texana de Negocios. Fue designada por el Gobernador a la Junta de Vehículos Motorizados de Texas, donde desempeñó funciones desde 1998 hasta 2005. En la actualidad, es miembro del Consejo Nacional de Energía.

Patricia tiene un fuerte compromiso con el Partido Republicano y es miembro activo de varias organizaciones de mujeres, incluyendo su club, Mujeres Republicanas de Northwest Forest. Ha trabajado a nivel de base para varias campañas locales, estatales y nacionales.

Como lideresa activa en civismo y caridad, Patricia es ex presidenta de la Asociación Americana del Corazón. También es miembro de varias juntas, incluyendo la del Museo de Bellas Artes Pearl Fincher, de Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum y de Lone Star College Foundation. Es miembro del Club 100 de Houston, de la Cámara de Comercio del Noroeste y miembro vitalicio de Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

La representante Harless asistió a la escuela primaria y secundaria en el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Spring y obtuvo su licenciatura en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad LeTourneau. Reside en el Distrito 126, con su marido Sam Harless, con quien ha estado casada durante veintiocho años. Tienen un hijo, Samuel Justin, y son miembros activos de la iglesia Champion Forest Baptist Church.

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