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 districtBrazos County, Texas. The county seat of Brazos County is Bryan. Brazos County is home to 194,851 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. College Station Independent School District is the 97th-largest school district in Texas, serving 10,805 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
Brazos County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 38.7 percent of Brazos County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Brazos County was $37,638 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Brazos County was 30.0 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Brazos County (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||11.3||12.4|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||1.0|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||1.8||1.8|
|Hispanic or Latino||24.5||38.4|
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- The Ellison Firm, "Jeff Harris," accessed September 4, 2013
- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Brazos County, Texas," accessed August 4, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed August 4, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014