Harris graduated valedictorian from Bryan High School in 1990. He attended Harvard University, and returned to the Brazos Valley where he graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. After graduating, Jeff attended the University of Texas Law School, where he served on the Law Review and was selected to be on the Chancellor’s Honor Society. After law school, Jeff practiced law with Locke, Liddell & Sapp in Houston.
Harris and his wife, Deanna, moved back to College Station in 2005, and he has been with The Ellison Firm since November 2005. His practice areas include estate planning and probate, real estate, entity formation, trust and fiduciary matters, asset protection planning, and general business transactions. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Harris and Deanna have two sons, Will and Reid. He enjoys playing sports with his children, hunting, camping, gardening, and watching Texas A&M athletics.
Jeff Harris won re-election on November 5, 2013 in an unopposed race.
Harris was not endorsed in this campaign.
Harris reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats are for Places 3, 4 and 5. Places 3 and 5 were filled by new members and Place 4 was filled by an incumbent.
About the districtCollege Station, Texas, which is also a county seat of Brazos County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, College Station is home to 93,857 residents.
College Station outperformed the rest of Texas with regard to graduation rate, but under performed in regards to average household income and poverty rate in 2011. The graduation rate in College Station was 93.0% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income in College Station was $31,332 compared to $50,920 for Texas. College Station had a poverty rate of 36.4% in 2011, while Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||College Station City (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||6.8||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4||0.7|
|Two or More Races||2.4||2.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||14.0||37.6|
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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