Featured Voice of the Texas GOP: Barbara Nash
by TexasGOPVote on June 8, 2011 at 1:36 PM
Representative Barbara Nash represents the 93rd District of Texas. Representative Barbara Nash is serving her first term in the State Legislature after a career of public service with the Trinity River Authority, the Arlington City Council and the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees. She sits on both the House Committee on Insurance and on Pensions, Investments and Financial Services.
During the 81st Legislature, she was re-appointed by Governor Perry to a six-year term on the Trinity River Authority and served as a member of its Utility Services Committee. She served on the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees from 1993-1997 and was a member of the Arlington City Council from 1997-2000. She has twice served on the Tarrant County Criminal Grand Jury. Rep. Nash grew up in Fort Worth and has lived in Arlington for nearly 40 years. She is self-employed in real estate investments and became a certified paralegal in 2001.
Representative Nash received the Gilbert Garcia Amigo Award by the United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County in appreciation of her significant contributions to the Hispanic Community and was awarded a Life Membership of the Texas PTA in 1977. She remains a member of the Arlington Rotary Club and received the Rotary Club of Arlington's Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Rep. Nash has previously served on the Arlington Education Foundation Board of Directors, the Cancer Research Foundation of North Texas, and the Salvation Army Advisory Council. She was also part of Congressman Joe Barton's Advisory Committee on Education and Family and is still active with the Texas Federation of Republican Women. In 2010, she served as President of the Republican Women of Arlington.
Representative Nash spent 20 happy years with her late husband Harold Nash before his passing in 2003. She has two children, John and Lynn, and three lovely granddaughters. She is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Arlington, serving as a Communion Steward, Usher Captain, and member of the Lamplighter's Class. She is thrilled to continue her service to the State of Texas in the 82nd Legislature.
"This issue [corporal punishment in public schools] has always been a passion with me since I started having children in school in the 70's and always said 'don't hit my children'… a parent has a right to opt in or opt out of having their child hit with a board."