Last updated on: 1/25/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Sarah M. Davis, JD Biography

Title:
Member of the Texas House of Representatives (R)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
Reasoning:

“The state [Texas] mandates childhood vaccines for enrollment in our schools because all children should have the opportunity to be educated in a safe and healthy environment. A twisted concept of parental personal liberty should not risk the health and safety of millions of schoolchildren… Cancers that are preventable should be prevented. Viruses that are preventable should be eradicated. And the safety and efficacy of vaccines are no longer subject to serious debate. They work, and Texas must make sure more of our citizens are immunized against preventable diseases.”

“Davis: Why the Debate? Vaccines Do Work,” chron.com, Jan. 17, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to vaccines and healthcare. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to vaccines and healthcare.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, Texas House of Representatives, 2010-present
  • Co-Chair, Select Committee to Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund
  • Chair, Appropriations Sub-Committee on Budget Transparency and Reform
  • Conference Committee Chair, Article II Health and Human Services
  • Representative, Appropriations, Public Health, Mental Health, Calendars, and General Investigating and Ethics Committees
  • Attorney Partner, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP.
  • Recipient, 50 Most Influential Women in Houston Award, Houston Woman Magazine, 2011
Education:
  • JD, University of Houston, 2001
  • BA, Economics, Baylor University, 1998
Other:
  • Twitter: @SarahforHD134
  • Breast cancer survivor
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?