Jessica Farrar

Jessica Farrar DEMDemocrat

American architect

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Jessica FarrarDEMDemocrat American architect
57
Years of Age
25
Years of Experience
TXResidence (state)

Jessica Christina Farrar (born November 26, 1966) is an American politician and a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. She was first elected to the legislature in 1994 at the age of twenty-seven and was the longest serving Hispanic member of the House from Harris County, Texas. She served as the representative for House District 148. She resigned her House seat effective September 30, 2019.Farrar served as the vice-chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence and was a member on the House Committee on State Affairs. In addition, Representative Farrar served as the chairwoman of the Texas House Women's Health Caucus. During the 82nd Legislative session, she served as the head of the Texas House Democratic Caucus.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Texas School of Law
JD Law
2007 - 2010
Gallup Leadership Institute
Graduated
1997
University of Houston
Bachelors Architecture
1987 - 1995
University of Houston College of Architecture's Saintes Program, Saintes, France
Attended
1990
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
Texas State House of Representatives
1994 - 2019
Former Architect-Intern
Farrar Architects
Current
Chief of Staff
Office of City Council Member Ben Reyes
1991 - 1993
Designer and AutoCAD Operator
Audinet Architects (Saintes, France)
1991 - 1992
Partner
Farrar Architects
1991 - Current
Former Project Representative
Hermes Reed Architects
Other Experience1 - 42 of 42
Board Member
Air Alliance Houston
Current
Board Member
Cultural Arts Council of Houston, Harris County
Current
Board Member
Latinas on the Rise
Current
Board Member
Texans Against Gun Violence
Current
Board Member
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Current
Board Member
Women Action for New Direction Education Fund
Current
Board Member
Avenue Community Development Corporation
Current
Board Member
Center for Policy Alternatives
Current
Board Member
Galveston Bay Foundation
Current
Board Member
Rice Design Alliance
Current
Co-founder
Texas Women's Health Foundation
Current
Council Member
Postpartum Support International
Current
Ex-Officio Board Member
Texas Women's Health Foundation
Current
Founder
Latinas on the Rise
Current
Member
Lindale Park Civic Club
Current
Member
Proctor Plaza Neighborhood Association
Current
Member
River Oaks Area Democratic Women
Current
Member
Women in Government
Current
Member
Old Sixth Ward Community Development Corporation
Current
Member
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
Current
Member
Harris County Democrats
Current
Member
Harris County Tejano Democrats
Current
Member
University of Houston Alumni Association
Current
Member
League of United Latin American Citizens Council #60
Current
Member
American Council of Young Political Leaders
Current
Member
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Current
Member
Leadership Texas
Current
Member
League of Women Voters
Current
Member
Hispanic Women in Leadership
Current
State Director
Women Legislative Lobby
Current
Former State Director
National Order of Women Legislators
Founder
Women's Health Caucus
Current
Governing Member
National Women's Political Caucus
Current
Member
Harris County Women's Political Caucus
Current
Vice-Chair
Women's Health Caucus
Current
Vice-Chair
Legislative Study Group
Current
Former Member
Boarder and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
State Affairs Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
Natural Resources Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Secretary
Mexican American Legislative Caucus
Former Vice Chair
Environmental Regulation Committee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee, Texas State House of Representatives