Biography

Honorable Victoria Farrar-Myers
Arlington City Council, District 7
817-459-6141
Victoria.Farrar-Myers@arlingtontx.gov

Victoria Farrar-Myers first moved to Arlington in 1998, and has been actively engaged in our city ever since.  Dedicated to building communities, Victoria has held leadership positions in numerous volunteer organizations as well as served on the Planning & Zoning Commission and AISD’s Financial Futures Committee.

Known as “Doc F-M” to her students, Victoria served as a Professor of Political Science and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington for 16 years, and is a Senior Fellow in the Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU.  She received a Ph.D. from University at Albany, SUNY, a Masters degree from University of Illinois, and a Bachelors degree from Russell Sage College.

Victoria has been married to Jason since 1992, and they have one son.  They are members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.


Honorable Victoria A. Farrar-Myers Recognized with Rising Star Award

Congratulations to Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, Ph.D. for being recognized as a Rising Star Award Recipient by the Women's Alliance of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Victoria is a dedicated civic leader, an award-winning educator, distinguished scholar and Board Member of the GSWIDA.

Committed to helping build our community, Victoria currently serves on the Arlington City Council, District 7, representing the entire city in an at-large seat. She holds or has held leadership positions in civic organizations such as Leadership Arlington, The Rotary Club of Arlington, the Center for Transforming Lives (YWCA), and Junior League of Arlington.

As a highly respected educator, Dr. Farrar-Myers currently is a Senior Fellow in the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University. She previously served as a Full Professor, Distinguished Teacher Professor & Regents' Outstanding Teacher at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Farrar-Myers has garnered multiple statewide and campus-wide teaching awards in recognition of her teacher excellence.

As a scholar, she has published five books and numerous articles and book chapters on topics related to leadership, political institutions, and democratic processes, and has received such prestigious honors as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Politics in Australia.