Personal Profile

Full Name Jessica Farrar
Age 51
Race Hispanic
Occupation Attorney at Law, Partner
Education B.A., University of Houston; J.D., University of Texas School of Law
Spouse: Marco Sanchez

Jessica Farrar is the representative of Texas’ House District 148, first elected in 1994.

Farrar is serving as the vice chair of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee and a member of the State Affairs Committee. She previously served as the vice chair of the Environmental Regulation Committee, vice chair of the House Committee on Land and Resource Management, and member of the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues, Corrections, County Affairs, Agriculture and Livestock, and Appropriations committees.

Farrar is the Founder of the Women’s Health Caucus and currently serves as its Chair. She previously served as Leader of the House Democratic Caucus. and as Secretary of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and vice chair of the Legislative Study Group.

Farrar's legislative focus include 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.

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.

Information in this bio was provided by Farrar's office.
Last updated: March 18, 2015.