About Carol Alvarado
State Representative Carol Alvarado is a native Houstonian and lifelong resident of Senate District 6. Since 2009, she has served the people of Texas House District 145 in southeast Harris County. Prior to being elected to the Legislature, Carol served on Houston City Council from 2002 - 2008 representing District I.
Carol is a tireless fighter for policies that focus on strengthening overall quality of life:
- * Fully funding public schools for our children and grandchildren,
- * Creating good jobs and new economic opportunity,
- * Expanding access to affordable, quality health care,
- * Reducing college tuition, insurance and utility rates, and
- * Protecting our senior citizens.
Carol believes in listening to those she represents. She meets regularly with neighborhood leaders, civic clubs, area clergy and business leaders to discuss community needs and initiatives.
Carol's extensive knowledge of municipal government has been valuable on the House Urban Affairs Committee, where she continues to advocate for basic services for neighborhoods and on behalf of the brave police officers and fire fighters of Texas. Carol was recently appointed to the House Special Interim Committee on Manufacturing, tasked with reinvigorating the job market in Texas. She also serves on the influential Public Health and Redistricting Committees, and previously served on the Land & Resource Management Committee, which oversees property owners' rights.
Carol's commitment to public service extends well beyond elected office. She is actively involved in numerous charitable endeavors including collecting women's clothing for Dress for Success, raising money to improve Houston's parks and most recently, traveling across Texas on a bicycle with the Rise Across Texas Challenge, an 850-mile trek to awareness for the Rise Schools, which serve children with developmental disabilities. Carol currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sunshine Kids Foundation, which provides a variety of uplifting programs to children undergoing cancer treatment, as well as on the Board of Unity Bank.
Previously, Carol worked for Congressman Gene Green, as an economic and community development consultant for Houston's East End neighborhoods, and for Houston Mayor Lee Brown. Carol holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science (1992) and a Masters in Business Administration (2008) from the University of Houston. Carol is a proud homeowner in the Idylwood neighborhood of Houston's East End and attends St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.