Black Leaders Today: Barbara Mallory Caraway
Barbara Mallory Caraway elected to her first term in the Texas State House of Representatives on November 7, 2006. She was sworn in on January 9, 2007.
The Dallas state representative is no novice to politics.
She served as the District 6 Dallas City Council for eight (8) years from 1993 to 2001, until term limits forced her to retire.
During her tenure she established the City of Dallas' Teen Court System and Youth Commission.
She also served as chair of the City of Dallas Transportation & Telecommunication Committee, where she advocated for the City's transportation needs on a local, regional, state and national level and served as Co-Chair of the Trinity Corridor Citizens Committee.
Mallory Caraway also served as the Vice-Chair of City of Dallas' Business and Commerce Committee.
She is a small business owner and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Telecommunications/Theatre from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
Originally from Amarillo, Texas., she is the fifth of eight children and has lived in Dallas area for more than 22 years.
She is married to Dallas District 4 City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tempore Dwaine Caraway and has a stepdaughter and two granddaughters.