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Larry John Porras

Regional Advocacy Director - El Paso/Trans-Pecos

Larry John Porras joined the Raise Your Hand Texas Advocacy team in 2021. A native of West Texas and raised in the small community of Valentine, Texas, Larry John earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in Political Sci-ence and Public Administration respectively at Texas Tech University.

He launched his career working for the City of Lubbock, Texas working for community development homeless prevention + work force development, Fleet acquisition, and contract compliance.

He then went on to gain further experience in local, state, and federal policy and outreach going to working for the offices of Congressman Pete Gallego, then State Representative Cesar Blanco, and most recently at the Mayor/ Council department for the City of El Paso.

A child of a recently retired teacher and a school board member, Larry John is passionate about promoting public education and working to increase aware-ness throughout the community.

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