|Texas State House, District 148|
|1995 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||November 16, 1966|
|Place of birth||Houston, TX|
She is a Partner with Farrar Architects, and has worked as a Designer and AutoCAD Operator for Audinet Architects, Project Representative/Intern at Hermes Reed Architects, and Architect-Intern at Farrar Architects.
Farrar is a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, Avenue Community Development Corporation, Center for Policy Alternatives Board, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County Board, Galveston Bay Foundation Board, Leadership Texas, League of United Latin American Citizens Council #60, League of Women Voters, Lindale Park Civic Club, and National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Farrar served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, Vice-chair|
|• State Affairs|
Farrar served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Border & Intergovernmental Affairs|
|• Environmental Regulation, Vice-chair|
Farrar's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked her legislative priorities she replied:
"My top priority will continue to be women's health. There are numerous inadequacies in the system. By improving access, lives will be saved. Texas' high infant mortality rate is a direct example why we need to increase women' health funding. Also, I will continue to fight towards improving the environment. This issue poses a great threat to the current and future generations of Texans. Improving the environment must be at the forefront of the agenda."
- HB 679 - Relating to testing and warnings related to mercury levels in certain fish.
- HB 682 - Relating to abolishing the death penalty.
- HB 1051 - Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs.
- HB 1395 - Relating to the offenses of cruelty to livestock animals and cruelty to nonlivestock animals.
Farrar won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 148. Farrar was unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated Henry Cooper (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jessica Farrar Incumbent||86%||25,964|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 148 |
2010 General election results
|Jessica Farrar (D)||13,093||58,76%|
|Fernando Herrera (R)||9,790||41.32%|
On November 4, 2008, Farrar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 148th District, defeating Republican Howard H. Gano, Jr. She received 21,535 votes in the election, ahead of Gano (10,975). Farrar raised $217,057 for her campaign; Gano raised $2,683.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||21,535||66.24%|
|Howard H. Gano, Jr. (R)||10,975||33.75%|
Farrar raised $75,833 for her campaign while Dittmar raised $0 and Keith raised $0.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2006)|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||12,790|
|Ray Dittmar (L)||2,387|
Farrar raised $107,953 for her campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2004)|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||21,041|
Farrar raised $88,812 for her campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2002)|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||14,633|
Farrar raised $64,630 for her campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2000)|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||15,394|
Farrar raised $52,814 for her campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (1998)|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||8,641|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (1996)|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||14,648|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (1994)|
|Jessica Farrar (D)||8,741|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Farrar raised a total of $174,451 in 2010. Below are Farrar's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$15,050|
|Houston Fire Fighters||$4,000|
|Texas Association of Realtors||$3,500|
In the 2008 election, Farrar raised a total of $217,057.
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Texans for Economic Development||$10,000|
|Mostyn, John Steven||$10,000|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$8,000|
|3 Donors, Each Donating $5,000||$5,000|
In the 2006 election, Farrar raised a total of $75,833. 
Her largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 68||$2,500|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$2,500|
|7 Donors, Each Donating $1,500||$1,500|
In the 2004 election, Farrar raised a total of $107,953. 
Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:
|Beer Alliance of Texas||$3,015|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$3,000|
|Texas Association of Realtors||$2,032|
In the 2002 election, Farrar raised a total of $88,812. 
Her five largest contributors in 2002 were:
|Texas Partnership PAC||$7,412|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||$4,500|
|Texas Automobile Dealers Association||$2,500|
|Huddleston, Albert D||$2,500|
|Beer Alliance of Texas||$1,657|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Jessica Farrar received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- Jessica Farrar's campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Farrar
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: 2010,2008
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Texas Political Almanac HD 148 page
- Vote-TX.org profile
- Mexican American Legislative Caucus profile
- Jessica Farrar on Facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrar
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrar Issue Positions
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Farrar
- ↑ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 148 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2006
- ↑ District 148 Texas House candidate funds, 2006
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2004
- ↑ District 148 Texas House candidate funds, 2004
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2002
- ↑ District 148 Texas House candidate funds, 2002
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2000
- ↑ District 148 Texas House candidate funds, 2000
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 1998
- ↑ District 148 Texas House candidate funds, 1998
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 1996
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 1996
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
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