Sarah graduated from John Foster Dulles High School in Sugar Land in 1994, and attended college at Baylor University, where she was a member of the debate team. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1998, she went on to earn her Law Degree from the University of Houston in 2001.
Sarah is an experienced attorney, devoting her career to defending against personal injury lawsuits. She is Of Counsel with the national law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edleman & Dicker, LLP. Her clients include individuals, local businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.
Sarah was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. Since then, her time in the House has been marked with consistent victories to expand access to healthcare and cancer screenings, improve public education, and protect women and children from violence and abuse. During her third term in office, Sarah served as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Budget Transparency and Reform. She was also selected as one of five members of the House to negotiate the final provisions of the state budget for fiscal years 2016-2017, and was again selected for this important role for the 2018-2019 state budget.
Now in her fourth term, Sarah’s knowledge and abilities were once again tapped by the Speaker of the House as the lead budget writer for healthcare and Chair of the General Investigating and Ethics Committee, where she fights to uncover and remediate abuse within state agencies and make state government more transparent and accountable to the public.
Throughout her time in the Texas Legislature, Sarah has earned a reputation as a champion for women, children, and ethics in government. She has the rare ability to work with both sides of the aisle to find practical and responsible solutions to the problems that Texans face. She has received numerous awards for her work, including recognition as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women, and “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal.
Sarah is a 42-year-old breast cancer survivor and lives with her husband, Kent Adams, and their beloved Yorkie, Barrett.