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Representative Rafael Anchía is a Dallas-based attorney first elected to represent District 103 in 2004. He currently serves as chairman of the House Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committees and is a member of the House Committee on Urban Affairs. Rafael was chosen chairman of the board of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Official's Educational Fund for a three-year term. The national non-profit is a non-partisan organization whose members include the more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials nationwide. He is also a member of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, the Dallas Assembly, the SMU Clements Center on Southwest Studies and the Oak Cliff Lions Club. He has been recognized for his legislative efforts by Texas Monthly, who named him "Rookie of the Year," his first term and to its "Ten Best Legislators" list the following session. He also received the "Rising Star" award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas and the League of United Latin American Citizens' national "Man of the Year." Rafael received his bachelor's degree at Southern Methodist University, where he triple-majored in Latin American Studies, Spanish. and Anthropology and graduated with honors. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans on scholarship for his law studies where he concentrated on international and public law. He lives in North Oak Cliff with his wife, Marissa, and daughters, Sofia and Maia. Rafael is a 2006 Rodel Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.