Voters elected Rafael Anchia in November 2004 as the representative of House District 103 in the Texas House of Representatives. District 103 covers a western corridor of Dallas, including parts of North Oak Cliff, West Dallas, La Bajada, Los Altos, Love Field, North Park and portions of the cities of Irving, Farmers Branch and Carrollton.
In the 82nd Legislative Session, Representative Anchia continued to serve on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, to which he was appointed by Speaker Joe Straus in November 2009. On July 1, 2011, Representative Anchia was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Barack Obama. This Committee advises the U.S. Trade Representative.
Representative Anchia began his public service at the local level where he was twice elected to the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District – the nation’s 12th largest. During his tenure as a Trustee, he helped lead the successful effort of the Dallas ISD to win public approval of a $1.37 billion school bond package. He is proud that thousands of children in DISD benefit from new, improved and less-crowded classrooms.
Representative Anchia is an attorney with the law firm of Civitas Capital Group. He specializes in public and corporate finance. Most importantly, Representative Anchia lives in North Oak Cliff with his wife, Marissa, and daughters, Sofia and Maia, and worships with the Catholic Campus Community at SMU.