Rafael Anchia

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Rafael Anchía
Rafael Anchia.jpg
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 103rd district
In office
Personal details
Born (1968-09-26) September 26, 1968 (age 47)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marissa
Residence North Oak Cliff, Texas
Profession attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Rafael Anchía (born September 26, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the Dallas-based 103rd District since 2004. He had previously served on the board of the Dallas Independent School District.

Personal life and education[edit]

Anchia is the son of immigrants from Mexico and Spain.[1] Anchia lived in Miami as a child, where he attended and graduated from Miami Coral Park Senior High School in 1986. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Tulane University Law School.[2] In college, Anchia triple-majored in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Anthropology.[1]

Anchia is married to Marissa. They have two daughters, Sofia and Maia.[3]


Anchia was first elected in 2004. Anchia is the vice-chair of the Urban Affairs Committee, and also serves on the International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Pensions, Investments, and Financial Institutions Committee and served on the Land and Resource Management Committee.[1]

Anchia is a supporter of new urbanism and finding a balance between fossil fuels and renewable energy.[4]

Anchia is also an attorney with the law firm Haynes & Boone LLP.[1]

Anchia has received awards from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Texas Lawyer, the North Texas Crime Commission, and other organizations and publications. Texas Monthly has named Anchia "Rookie of the Year" and "One of the Ten Best Legislators." Anchia is affiliated with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, the Dallas Assembly, the SMU Clements Center on Southwest Studies, and the Oak Cliff Lions Club.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Rep. Anchia, Rafael District 103". Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Representative Rafael Anchia", Texas House of Representatives, retrieved January 24, 2012 
  3. ^ Is Rafael Anchia the Hispanic Obama?, D Magazine, retrieved January 24, 2012 
  4. ^ "Ones to watch outside the Beltway". Politico. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 

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