Sam Harless is one of us. A 44-year district resident, Sam starting mowing lawns at the age of 14 and later became a successful small business owner. Sam and his wife, Patricia, own Fred Fincher Motors, a second-generation independent automobile dealership. Patricia also served District 126 in the Texas House from 2007 – 2016.
Sam and Patricia are active in the local community, supporting a number of charities and foundations including the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Northwest Assistance Ministries, The Centrum Arts League, Klein Educational Foundation, and Cy-Fair ISD Educational Foundation. A strong supporter of local law enforcement, Sam also serves on the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Advisory Board and the Harris County Sheriff Advisory Board.
Elected in 2018, Sam was recognized as the “Most Powerful Freshman” in the Texas House by Capitol Inside political newsletter. During his first term, Sam was instrumental in passing a number of bills that focused on improving public education, making healthcare more accessible and affordable, creating jobs, and cracking down on human trafficking.
Sam is a 1981 Spring High School graduate and went to Lone Star College before attending Sam Houston State University. Sam and Patricia have a son, younger Sam, who graduated from Klein High School and North Texas State University. The family attends Champion Forest Baptist Church.