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 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science and Public Administration at Texas Tech University.

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

He gained further experience in local, state, and federal policy and outreach work while on staff at 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 awareness throughout the community.

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