Personal Profile


Full Name Rafael Anchia
Age 49
Race Hispanic
Occupation Attorney
Education B.A., Southern Methodist University; J.D., Tulane University
Spouse: Marissa
Religion Catholic
Church Catholic Campus Community at SMU

Rafael Anchia has served seven terms representing House District 103, covering a western corridor of Dallas County, in the Texas Legislature. Before serving in the Texas House, he was elected twice to the Dallas School Board. During the 2013 and 2015 legislative sessions, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus appointed him Chair of the International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, and in 2017 he became a member of the Pensions Committee and the Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility. From 2011-2015, he served as an appointee of President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation which counsels the White House and the United States Trade Representative on trade and investment agreements.

Rep. Anchia graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University and served as Senior Fellow at Tulane University Law School. In 2014, Rep. Anchia was awarded a Cahn Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has dedicated his public service to fighting for civil rights, protecting the environment and improving access to healthcare for women and children.

Rep. Anchia is a Managing Director in the international real estate private equity firm, Civitas Capital Management, and is Of Counsel at the largest law firm in Dallas, Haynes & Boone, where he specializes in corporate and public finance. Most importantly, he lives in beautiful North Oak Cliff, is blessed with two exceptional daughters, and worships with the Catholic Campus Community at SMU.

Information in this bio was provided by Anchía 's office.
Last updated: Aug. 3, 2017