Our elected officials are sworn to represent our area under the constitutions and laws governing our city, state or the country.  They serve their districts, so know how to contact your representatives, and take the opportunity to reach out to them when the need or desire arises.


Houston City Council

Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen R. Cohen, District C City Council Representative

Sunset Heights is in Houston’s District C, a community located on the west side of downtown Houston and includes Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Timbergrove, The Heights, and Shady Acres.


Texas State Representative, District 148

Rep. Jessica Cristina Farrar, D-Houston

Jessica Farrar is currently in her eleventh term as State Representative of District 148. She was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1994 at the age of 27, and she is the longest serving Hispanic member from Harris County in the Texas House of Representatives.


Texas State Senator, District 15

Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston

Office: 713-864-8701
Local Office: 803 Yale St., Houston, TX 77007
Email: john.whitmire@senate.texas.gov

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United States Congresswoman, District 18

Shelia Jackson Lee

Shelia Jackson Lee represents the 18th U.S. Congressional District of Texas, which includes Sunset Heights. She has held her seat since 1995, and is active in serving the constituents across four offices within the 18th District.

Heights Office: 420 W. 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008

Office: 713-861-4070


United States Senator

Senator John Cornyn

John Cornyn is a U.S. Senator from Texas. He was born in Houston and is currently in his third term, serving since 2002.

Houston Office: 5300 Memorial Drive Suite 980, Houston, TX 77007

Main: 713-572-3337