Backing Penny Shaw
Following her loss, Shaw was hired by Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia (D-Precinct 2) to serve as a “division director” with a salary of $77.51 per hour according to information obtained by The Texan. She served in that role for 14 months.
In her 2020 campaign for HD 148, Morales-Shaw had support from Jessica Farrar, Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston) and Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston), but Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s name was notably absent from her endorsement list.
Supported Progressive Health Care Reform
In late 2009, Jessica Farrar was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,
- "Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."
- Progressive States Network: State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform (accessed on Dec. 23, 2010)