For the people, by the people: Preparing to run for office
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When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Where: Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
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The Honorable Toni Rose, Texas House of Representatives
State Representative Toni Rose was elected in 2012 to represent Texas House District 110. The district includes sections within several diverse communities including Oak Cliff, Highland Hills, Pleasant Grove, Balch Springs and Mesquite. Her legislative focus includes mental health reform, access to affordable healthcare, and a strong public education system in Dallas County and across the state of Texas.
During her third legislative session, Representative Rose was appointed to serve on House Appropriations and House Calendars, two powerful committees in the Texas House of Representatives, and continued to serve as a member of the Human Services and the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committees.
Her past appointments include a role as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Human Services as well as serving as a member of Rules & Resolutions, Juvenile Justice & Family Issues, the Committee on Aging, the Select Committee on Mental Health.
Representative Rose has been honored by many organizations for her deep commitment to human capital and active role in bettering the lives of those impacted in the area of mental health or challenged by circumstance.
Representative Rose's hands-on approach was instrumental to her election as Treasurer of the Texas House Democratic Caucus as well as her role as Treasurer of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women).
Representative Rose grew up in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. She graduated from South Oak Cliff High School and continued her education at Paul Quinn College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She is a mental health professional, working within the Criminal Justice System prior to her election to the Texas House of Representatives.