Campaign links: Barbara Mallory Caraway (D-TX-30)
Barbara Len Mallory Caraway
Barbara Mallory Caraway Congressional Candidate Texas District 30
Biography of Barbara Mallory Caraway from Barbara Mallory Caraway for Congress
Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway was born in Clarksville, Texas, but grew up in Amarillo, Texas. She is the 5th of 8 children of Buell Mallory and Clendell Mallory. Barbara graduated from Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Representative Mallory Caraway has lived in Dallas since 1979.Barbara Mallory Caraway is no novice to politics. She entered Dallas politics by first serving as a two term Democratic Precinct Chair in the late eighties. She resigned her post as precinct chair to run for a place on the Dallas City Council in 1991 after the Federal Courts mandated councilmembers be elected by single member districts. She lost that first race in a run off but was not deterred. She regrouped, ran for city again and was elected to her first term on the Dallas City Council representing District 6 in 1993. She won that race against 5 other candidates including the incumbent. District 6 extended from the southern tip of Dallas all the way to the North to LBJ Freeway. It included the Stemmons Business Corridor, West Dallas and Arlington Park. Barbara Mallory Caraway served four, two years terms, or eight years on the City Council. Term limits forced her to retire in 2001.
While on the Dallas City Council, Barbara Mallory Caraway served as Chair of the Transportation Committee, Co-Chair of the Business and Commerce Committee and Co-Chair of the Trinity River Citizens Corridor Committee. Mrs. Mallory Caraway created the City of Dallas Youth Commission and Teen Court System. She was successful in bringing capitol improvements to District to better neighborhoods streets and infrastructure, public works projects and new and renovated recreation centers across the district.
When term limits forced Barbara Mallory Caraway to retire her position on the Dallas City Council, her commitment to public service did not end there. In 2006, she sought a seat in the Texas House of Representatives representing the citizens of District 110 and beat a 14-year incumbent. She continues to hold that position.
District 110 includes areas of Southeast Oak Cliff, a portion of South Dallas, part of Pleasant Grove and Seagoville. Representative Mallory Caraway serves on the House Urban Affairs and Public Safety Committees.
As a member of the Texas House of Representative, Mrs. Mallory Caraway has continued her commitment to the youth of our state especially education. She created the “Career Futures Initiative”. This initiative focuses on two major aspects. 1. Working in collaboration with the Community College District and The University of Dallas to provide free college preparatory classes for high school students and 2. Working with the public and private sector to hire high school juniors and seniors in paid summer internships.
Representative Mallory Caraway has consistently voted against legislation she felt would be detrimental to her constituents.
Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway credits a lot of her success in politics to her job as a radio announcer and on-air personality at KHVN Heaven 97 Gospel Radio Station. For eight years she worked, with the “Dean” of Gospel the late Brother Joe Bagby. She was part of an early morning team with Joe Bagby and News Director Robert Ashley. Barbara Mallory Caraway refers the KHVN listeners as her “extended” family because of their on-going support of her efforts to make cities and communities in our state better.
Barbara is a member of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, National Conference of State Legislators, The National Foundation of Women Legislators and the Dallas Branch NAACP. She is also a member of the Cedar Crest Neighborhood Association.
Representative Barbara Mallory Caraway is married to Dallas City Councilmember Dwaine Caraway. She has a stepdaughter, Hawaii McWashington who lives in Houston with her three children.
Barbara Mallory Caraway is a member of Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church in Dallas where Dr. Janet Bell Odom is the Pastor. Mrs. Mallory Caraway is a small business owner. Her business focus is public relations and governmental relations.
Biography of Barbara Mallory Caraway from Texas House of Representatives
Barbara Mallory Caraway was elected to her first term to represent District 110 in the Texas House of Representatives on November 7, 2006. She was sworn into office on January 9, 2007. In November of 2008, she was re-elected to a second term. House District 110 includes the Dallas areas of Singing Hills, Southeast Oak Cliff – including the Cedar Crest Addition, parts of Pleasant Grove and the City of Seagoville.
Representative Mallory Caraway serves on the Public Safety Committee and the Urban Affairs Committee. The issues that Representative Mallory Caraway has championed for her constituents and the citizens of Texas include lower energy costs and increased educational standards for students.
A quality education for all students is a priority for Representative Mallory Caraway. After researching the state of public education in District 110, she discovered that many of the schools in her district were poorly rated by the Texas Education Agency mainly because of low scores in math and science. After being in office for a just a short period of time, this discovery led her to launch the “Career Futures Initiative” in 2007.
The Career Futures Initiative is a partnership between the public and private sectors to give high school students 16 years and older first-hand knowledge and practical experience in the fields of math, science, engineering and technology. The Career Futures Initiative currently has two signature events. The Career Futures Initiative Job Expo and Career Fest held in the spring to assist high school students in getting summer job placement. The other event is the College Entrance Exam Preparatory Course which is a partnership with El Centro College that provides free tutorials for high school students preparing to take college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.
Representative Mallory Caraway’s election to the State Legislature continues years of public service. She served on the Dallas City Council representing District 6 for eight (8) years from 1993 to 2001 until term limits forced her to retire. During her tenure on the Dallas City Council, Mrs. Mallory Caraway established the Dallas Youth Commission, a group of high school students from each city council district who work closely with each member of the city council as ambassadors for youths in the City of Dallas. She is also a former Democratic Precinct Chair.
Barbara Mallory Caraway is a small business owner and is a member of the National Conference of State Legislators, the National Foundation of Women Legislators, the Cedar Crest Neighborhood Association, and is a member of Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Telecommunications/Theatre from Texas Southern University. Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Representative Mallory Caraway is the fifth of eight children. She has lived in Dallas area for more than 22 years. She is married to Dwaine Caraway, Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Dallas. She has a stepdaughter and two granddaughters.