About

Representative Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is a successful attorney and four-term state representative.  

Sarah graduated from John Foster Dulles High School in Sugar Land in 1994. In college, she was a member of the Baylor University debate team. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Baylor in 1998, she went on to earn her Law Degree from the University of Houston in 2001.

Sarah is an accomplished 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. Sarah's clients include individuals, local businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Sarah was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010 and served on the Public Health and Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committees. Sarah was re-elected in 2012 and served on the Public Health, Calendars, and Appropriations committees. On the Appropriations committee, Sarah was assigned to serve on the subcommittee dealing with Health & Human Services.  

In her third term, Sarah continued to serve on Public Health, Calendars, and Appropriations committees, working not only on the Health & Human Services subcommittee but also as chair of the Appropriations subcommittee on Budget Transparency & Reform.  She also served on the General Investigating and Ethics committee.  During the 84th legislative session, Sarah was selected as one of five members of the House to negotiate the final provisions of the state budget for fiscal years 2016-2017. 

In her current term, Sarah continues to serve on the Calendars committee, and was appointed to serve on the Corrections committee.  She also remains on the Appropriations committee, but was promoted to chairman of the subcommittee on Health and Human Services.  She again served as one of the five members of the House to negotiate the final provisions of the state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019.  She was also promoted to chairman of the General Investigating & Ethics committee.

Sarah is a 41-year-old breast cancer survivor, and lives with her husband, Kent Adams, and their dog, Barrett, in the City of West University Place.  Their beloved yorkie, Mr. Henry, passed on August 24, 2017. 

Honors & Awards

Named one of Houston's 50 most influential Women

Houston Women's Magazine

2011

 

Fighter of Free Enterprise

Texas Association of Business

2012/2013

 

Recognition for House Bill 1891

Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce

2012

 

Top 40 Under 40 Award

Houston Business Journal

2012

 

Outstanding Service to the State

Texas State Farm

82nd Session

Recognition for Devoted Partnership

Houston Log Cabin Republicans

82nd Session

 

Named Commissioner on the Access to Justice Commission

Speaker Joe Straus

2013

 

Patient Care Champion

Harris County Medical Society

2013

 

Patient Protection Award

Texas Medical Association

2013

 

Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute

Texas Hospital Association

83rd Session

 

Recognition for Supporting the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Leading Ladies Service Group

83rd Session

 

Texas Women's Health Champion

American Council of Gynecologists

83rd Session

 

 

Women's Health Hero

 

Women's Healthcare Coalition

 

83rd Session

 

Recognition for Service and Dedication to the State of Texas

Daughters of Liberty Republican Women

 83rd Session

  

Recognition in Support of Higher Education

 A&M University System

 83rd Session

 

Senator Barry Goldwater Award

Planned Parenthood

2014

 

Legislative Hero Award

Texas Access to Justice Fund

2014

 

J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Award

Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities

84th Session

 

Champion of Equality Award

Equality Texas

84th Session

 

Women's Health Hero

Women's Healthcare Coalition

84th Session

 

Certificate of Appreciate for Equal Pay of Women (HB 950 83R)

American Association of University Women, TX

84th Session

 

 

2016 Luminary Award

THBI

May 5th, 2016

 

Distinguished Leadership Award

Texas Network of Youth Services

2017

 

Recognition for outstanding work & support in cancer and Hepatitis C prevention, awareness, and treatment

Prevent Cancer Foundation

2016

 

Patient Protection Award

Texas Medical Association

82nd, 83rd, 84th Sessions

 

Patient Care Champion

Harris County Medical Society

82nd, 83rd, 84th sessions

 

Public Official of the Year

Building Officials Association of Texas

82nd, 83rd Sessions

 

Advocacy in Action

American Cancer Society

2014 & 2015

 

Guardian of the Year

Texas Municipal Police Association

83rd Session

 

Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute

Texas Hospital Association

84th Session

 

THBI Luminary Award

THBI

84th Session

 

Recognition of efforts to provide law enforcement sufficient time to search for digital evidence lawfully seized as a result of a search warrant (HB 1891)

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

2012 (82nd Session)

 

John M. O'Quinn Award

Children at Risk

2017

85th session

 

Recognition of efforts to strengthen tethering bill for dogs (HB 1156)

Texas Humane Legislation Network 

85th session