Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 10, 2023 - Jan 14, 2025 88th (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
S 6 Jan 12, 2021 - Jan 10, 2023 87th (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
S 6 Dec 21, 2018 - Jan 12, 2021 85th (3) (4) (5) (6)   86th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 10, 2017 - Dec 21, 2018 85th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 10, 2017 84th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015 83rd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 145 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 11, 2011 81st   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) 88th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/2023, SR 9, pp. 26-27. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 2022 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) Proclamation, 11/9/2018, ordering special election on 12/11/2018 in Senate District 6 to serve unexpired term of Senator Sylvia R. Garcia. Governor Greg Abbott.
(4) Proclamations, 12/21/2018 and 2/12/2019, ordering special election on 1/29/2019 and runoff election on 3/5/2019 in House District 145 to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by Carol Alvarado. Governor Greg Abbott.
(5) Carol Alvarado sworn 12/21/2018. Oaths of Office.
(6) In Senate, Carol Alvarado, in special election 12/11/2018, sworn 12/21/2018, succeeded unexpired term of Sylvia R. Garcia, resigned 11/9/2018. In House, Christina Morales, in special election 1/29/2019, runoff 3/5/2019, sworn 3/18/2019, succeeded unexpired term of Carol Alvarado, declined to qualify 12/21/2018. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-2019.

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Biographical Sketches


  • Photograph. Carol Alvarado, 86th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph. Carol Alvarado, 83rd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Carol Alvarado, 81st Legislature, Members of the 80th and 81st Legislature, Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

88th R.S. - 2023
Natural Resources and Economic Development  
Redistricting, Special  
87th R.S. - 2021
Natural Resources and Economic Development  
Ports, Select (Vice Chair) 
Redistricting, Special  
86th R.S. - 2019
Intergovernmental Relations  
Redistricting, Select  
Texas Ports, Select (Vice Chair) 
Water and Rural Affairs  
85th R.S. - 2017
Higher Education  
Opioids and Substance Abuse, Select  
Urban Affairs (Chair) 
84th R.S. - 2015
Rules and Resolutions  
Special Purpose Districts (Vice Chair) 
Urban Affairs (Chair) 
83rd R.S. - 2013
Special Purpose Districts  
Transparency in State Agency Operations, Select (Co-Chair) 
Urban Affairs (Vice Chair) 
82nd R.S. - 2011
Manufacturing, Interim  
Public Health  
Urban Affairs (Vice Chair) 
81st R.S. - 2009
Land and Resource Management  
Special Purpose Districts, Select  
Urban Affairs  

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