Texas House Member

Rep. Farrar, Jessica

District 148

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Room 1N.8, Capitol
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0620
(512) 463-0894 Fax

District Address:

P.O. Box 30099
Houston, TX 77249
(713) 691-6912
(713) 691-3363 Fax

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Harris (part)

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Biography

Jessica Farrar is currently serving her 10th term as State Representative of District 148. First elected in 1994 at age 27, 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 Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee and a member of the State Affairs Committee. Past assignments have included serving as the Vice-Chair of the Environmental Regulation Committee, Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Land and Resource Management, and member of the following House Committees: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, Corrections, County Affairs, Agriculture and Livestock, and Appropriations.

In addition, Rep. Farrar is the Founder of the Women’s Health Caucus and currently serves as its Chair. During the 82nd Legislative Session, Representative Farrar served as Leader of the House Democratic Caucus. She previously served as Secretary of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) and Vice-Chair of the Legislative Study Group (LSG).

Representative Farrar works extensively on issues related to the environment, women’s health, children's healthcare, education, taxes, homeowner rights, homeland and border security, domestic violence, sexual assault, reproductive rights, insurance coverage, transportation, discrimination, and criminal and juvenile justice.

Rep. Farrar grew up in Houston. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law. She is married to Lieutenant Colonel Marco Sanchez, who is a practicing attorney. They live in Houston's Lindale Park neighborhood with their dogs, Cricket and Possum.

last updated on 02/14/2013