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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Jessica Farrar''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 148 since 1995.  
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Jessica Farrar''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 148. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
  
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==Biography==
 
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.
 
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.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5503 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrar]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5503 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrar]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
Farrar served on the following [[Texas House of Representatives]] committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Farrar served on the following [[Texas House of Representatives]] committees:
  
 
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==Issues==
 
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===Campaign themes===
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====2006====
 
Farrar's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available.  When asked her legislative priorities she replied:
 
Farrar's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available.  When asked her legislative priorities she replied:
 
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"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.
 
"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."<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=5503 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrar ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
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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."<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=5503 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Farrar ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
  
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
===Sponsored legislation===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Farrar won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates]</ref>
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Farrar won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Texas Democratic Party - Democratic Primary Candidates]</ref>
  
 
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===1996===
 
===1996===
  
On November 4, 1996 Farrar won re-election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 148th District, unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 1996]</ref>  
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On November 4, 1996 Farrar won re-election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 148th District after running unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 1996]</ref>  
  
 
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===1994===
 
===1994===
  
On November 4, 1994 Farrar won election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 148th District, unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 1996]</ref>  
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On November 4, 1994 Farrar won election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 148th District after running unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 1996]</ref>  
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
Farrar raised a total of $174,451 in 2010. Below are Farrar's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117748 Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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Farrar raised a total of $174,451 in 2010. Below are Farrar's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117748 Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
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===2006===  
 
===2006===  
  
In the 2006 election, Farrar raised a total of $75,833. <ref name="FTM3">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80894 Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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In the 2006 election, Farrar raised a total of $75,833.<ref name="FTM3">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80894 Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions]</ref>
  
 
Her  largest contributors in 2006 were:
 
Her  largest contributors in 2006 were:
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===2004===  
 
===2004===  
  
In the 2004 election, Farrar raised a total of $107,953. <ref name="FTM4">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63886 Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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In the 2004 election, Farrar raised a total of $107,953.<ref name="FTM4">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63886 Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions]</ref>
  
 
Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:
 
Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:
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===2002===  
 
===2002===  
  
In the 2002 election, Farrar raised a total of $88,812. <ref name="FTM5">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6295 Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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In the 2002 election, Farrar raised a total of $88,812.<ref name="FTM5">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6295 Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions]</ref>
  
 
Her five largest contributors in 2002 were:
 
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'''Jessica Farrar''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
 
'''Jessica Farrar''' received a grade of '''F''' on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
  
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.jessicafarrar.org/ Jessica Farrar's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.jessicafarrar.org/ Jessica Farrar's campaign website]
*[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist148/welcome.htm Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Farrar]
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*[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=148 Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Farrar]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5503 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5503 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5503 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5503 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/php/filer.php?acct=00026313coh Official Campaign Contributions]
 
*[http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/php/filer.php?acct=00026313coh Official Campaign Contributions]
 
*Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117558 2010],[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99978 2008]
 
*Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117558 2010],[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=99978 2008]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71816/texas-(tx)-state-representative-jessica-christina-farrar-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090928042349/http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71816/texas-%28tx%29-state-representative-jessica-christina-farrar-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile] (Archive)
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=16929 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=16929 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/jessica-farrar/ ''Texas Tribune'' profile & bio]
 
*[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/jessica-farrar/ ''Texas Tribune'' profile & bio]

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Jessica Farrar
Jessica Farrar.jpg
Texas State House, District 148
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayNovember 16, 1966
Place of birthHouston, TX
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jessica Farrar is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 148. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2006

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."[2]

  • 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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Farrar Incumbent 86% 25,964
     Green Henry Cooper 14% 4,241
Total Votes 30,205

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Farrar won re-election in District 148. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Fernando Herrera in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 13,093 58,76%
Fernando Herrera (R) 9,790 41.32%

2008

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).[6] Farrar raised $217,057 for her campaign; Gano raised $2,683.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 21,535 66.24%
Howard H. Gano, Jr. (R) 10,975 33.75%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Farrar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 148th District, defeating Ray Dittmar (L).[8]

Farrar raised $75,833 for her campaign while Dittmar raised $0 and Keith raised $0.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 12,790
Ray Dittmar (L) 2,387

2004

On November 4, 2004 Farrar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 148th District, unopposed.[10]

Farrar raised $107,953 for her campaign.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2004)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 21,041

2002

On November 4, 2002 Farrar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 148th District, unopposed.[12]

Farrar raised $88,812 for her campaign.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2002)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 14,633

2000

On November 4, 2000 Farrar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 148th District, unopposed.[14]

Farrar raised $64,630 for her campaign.[15]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (2000)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 15,394

1998

On November 4, 1998 Farrar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 148th District, unopposed.[16]

Farrar raised $52,814 for her campaign.[17]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (1998)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 8,641

1996

On November 4, 1996 Farrar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 148th District after running unopposed.[18]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (1996)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 14,648

1994

On November 4, 1994 Farrar won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 148th District after running unopposed.[19]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148 (1994)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 8,741

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Farrar raised a total of $174,451 in 2010. Below are Farrar's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[20]

Contributor 2010 total
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $15,050
AT&T $8,049
Border Health $5,000
Houston Fire Fighters $4,000
Texas Association of Realtors $3,500

2008

In the 2008 election, Farrar raised a total of $217,057.[21]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Annies List $11,052
Texans for Economic Development $10,000
Mostyn, John Steven $10,000
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $8,000
3 Donors, Each Donating $5,000[21] $5,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Farrar raised a total of $75,833.[22]

Her largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 68 $2,500
Nation, Beverly $2,500
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $2,500
AT&T $1,768
7 Donors, Each Donating $1,500[22] $1,500

2004

In the 2004 election, Farrar raised a total of $107,953.[23]

Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Farrar, Jessica $13,616
Beer Alliance of Texas $3,015
Texas Trial Lawyers Association $3,000
Annies List $2,500
Texas Association of Realtors $2,032

2002

In the 2002 election, Farrar raised a total of $88,812.[24]

Her five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
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

Scorecards

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

2011

Jessica Farrar received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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