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Rep. Harris, Cody

District 8

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Room E2.816

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(800) 643-7026

(512) 463-0730

(512) 463-2506 Fax

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Counties Represented:

Anderson, Freestone, Hill, Navarro

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Biography

Cody Harris’ conservative values are deeply rooted in Texas House District 8. His ancestors settled in Freestone County after the Civil War and his great-grandfather was the last operator of the Wildcat Ferry on the Trinity River between Anderson and Freestone counties.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Cody owns and operates Liberty Land & Ranch in Palestine, a statewide real estate brokerage firm. He is an active member of the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program (TALL), and lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

As State Representative, Cody’s priorities include securing the border, strengthening public schools, protecting farmers and ranchers and private property owner rights, lowering property taxes, shrinking the size of government and fighting for pro-life and pro-family values.

Protecting farmers and ranchers is personal to Harris. During the 1980s, his family lost everything during the savings & loan and oil market collapse. The family leased a 100-acre tract of land outside Palestine and planted a crop of watermelon, corn, cucumbers and cantaloupe. They sold the produce on the side of the road to make ends meet and eventually recovered.

As the father of an adopted daughter, Harris also focuses on protecting the state’s most vulnerable children and reforming Child Protective Services.

Cody and his wife Taylor are proud parents to three sons and a daughter. The family is active at First Baptist Church where Cody serves as Deacon. Harris has also served in the following positions – Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, member and President of the Palestine YMCA Board of Directors, President of the Palestine Young Professionals Network, volunteer for Palestine YMCA Youth & Government, and volunteer for Palestine ISD Business Mentor Program.

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