Texas state Rep. Toni Rose is a committed and passionate public servant. At an early age, the Dallas native developed a passion for civic engagement, which also mirrors her work in mental health, human services and criminal justice.
Rose, who is currently serving her fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives, was elected overwhelmingly by the residents of District 110, which includes the diverse communities of Oak Cliff, Highland Hills, Pleasant Grove, Balch Springs and Mesquite, to be their voice and advocate in the state legislature.
As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpower to be?
My superpower is sensitivity to what other people are thinking and feeling. I cannot read minds, however, my empathy for others allows me to see with the eyes of another, listen with the ears of another and feel with the heart of another.
What key qualities make you unique as an African American female leader?
As a leader and a public servant, I choose to uplift others and work together even in a challenging situation. I promote a creative atmosphere, which builds a sense of personal growth and learning in everyone. Being passionate isn’t just about knowing — it’s also about feeling. That’s what makes passions so important. I hope my passion makes others feel that [they] are on the right path in life and provides hope for a happy and exciting future. Click here to continue.