Carol Alvarado

Representative from the 145th District at Texas House of Representatives (United States)

Carol Alvarado

Carol Alvarado

Representative from the 145th District at Texas House of Representatives (United States)

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Rep. Alvarado, Carol
District 145

Capitol Address:

Room E2.810, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0732
(512) 463-4781 Fax
District Address:

2900 Woodridge Dr., Suite 305
Houston, TX 77087
(713) 649-6563
(713) 649-6454 Fax

Carol Alvarado is the representative for Texas' 145th state house district. The district includes southeast Houston, and portions of Pasadena. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Before being elected to the Texas House of Representatives, Carol Alvarado served on the Houston City Council, District I, from 2002 - 2007. During her time on the City Council, Alvarado worked to close down nuisance bars in neighborhoods, improve air quality, and secure cameras at problem rail crossings. She was instrumental in the creation of the Parking Commission, and led the effort to establish a deed restriction database. Alvarado also spearheaded the Houston city ordinance that bans smoking in public restaurants and bars.

In 2008, Carol Alvarado was elected to Texas House of Representatives. She currently resides as the Co-Chair of the Transparency in State Agency Operations committee, the Vice-Chair of the Urban Affairs committee, and as a member of the House Calendars and Special Purpose Districts committees.

Alvarado's primary legislative focus has been on public health, public education, and economic development issues. During her three terms in the House, she has authored bills to qualify all Texas four year olds for pre-kindergarten, to increase career and technology education funding, and to freeze tuition at public colleges and universities. She has also authored legislation that would limit the use of sugary drinks in public schools, increase physical education and health education graduation requirements, and ban the use of trans fats by fast food chains. A fervent advocate of women's health issues, Alvarado received media attention in 2011 during the debate of House Bill 15, a mandatory sonogram bill.

Carol Alvarado is a native Houstonian and a longtime resident of Houston's East End. Her political activism began at the age of 12, when she assisted her godfather's campaign for the Houston City Council District I. Prior to formally entering public life, Alvarado worked in City Hall as a Senior Executive Assistant to Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown. Her past professional experience includes serving as a legislative assistant to Congressman Gene Green in Washington D.C., and as a consultant in economic and community development in East End neighborhoods. Alvarado is a graduate of the University of Houston, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She received her MBA from the University of Houston in December of 2008.

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Carol Alvarado
Representative from the 145th District at Texas House of Representatives (United States)
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

University of Houston System offers higher education degrees and job training or vocational study programs. It offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields such as business, education, humanities and law. It was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Career History
Representative from the 145th District
2009 - Current
Council Member from 1st District
2002 - 2007

Houston has a strong Mayor-Council form of government. The City's elected officials, serving concurrent two year terms, are: the Mayor, the City Controller and the 16 members of City Council. The City Charter provides the constitutional framework within which city government operates. The City's Code of Ordinances contains the laws of the City.

Political Donations Received
$500
2013
$500
2013
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