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Carol Alvarado
Carol Alvarado.jpg
Texas State House, District 145
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthOctober 26, 1967
Office website
Carol Alvarado is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 145. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Alvardo has worked as Senior Executive Assistant to Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown, and Legislative Assistant to Representative Gene Green.

She is a member of Dress for Success, Hispanic Elected Officials, Houston Downtown Alliance Board, League of Women Voters, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Board, National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Board, Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church, Texas Democratic Party, and Women Professionals in Government.

Prior to her election she served on the Houston City Council from 2002-2007. [1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Alvarado served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Special Purpose Districts
Urban Affairs, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alvarado served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Alvarado served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


  • HB 1522 - Relating to a requirement that a chain restaurant disclose nutrition information; providing an administrative penalty.
  • HB 1523 - Relating to a prohibition of foods containing trans fat.
  • HB 1524 - Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances.
  • HB 1877 - Relating to physical activity requirements for students enrolled in public school prekindergarten programs.[2]



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Alvarado ran for election in the special election for Texas State Senate District 6. The seat was vacant following Mario Gallegos's death in October 2012. Alvarado faced Joaquin Martinez (D), Sylvia Garcia (D), Susan Delgado (D), Rodolfo M. Reyes (D), R.W. Bray (R), Dorothy Marie Olmos (R), and Maria Selva (G) in the special election on January 26, 2013. The eight candidate field resulted in a runoff election between the top two candidates. Democrats Sylvia Garcia and Carol Alvarado met in a runoff on March 2, which Garcia won.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Alvarado ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 145. Alvarado ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[10]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Alvarado won re-election in District 145. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 145
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Alvarado (D) 9,395 100%


On November 4, 2008, Alvarado won election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 145th District, defeating Republican Patricia Rodriguez. She received 13,946 votes, ahead of Rodriguez (5,877).[12] Alvarado raised $307,209 for her campaign; Rodriguez raised $157.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 145
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carol Alvarado (D) 13,946 70.35%
Patricia Rodriguez (R) 5,877 29.64%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Alvarado received $119,029 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[14]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carol Alvarado's campaign in 2010
Perry, Bob J$7,500
Fertitta, Tilman J$5,000
Border Health$5,000
Florek, James W$5,000
Texas Gaming Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $119,029


Alvarado raised $307,029 in the 2008 campaign cycle. Her top five campaign contributors are listed below.[15]

Contributor 2008 total
Bob J Perry $21,000
Drayton McLane Jr $7,500
Hillco Partners $6,500
Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc $6,000
John Steven Mostyn $6,000


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."[16] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Carol Alvarado received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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