Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Mayor of Lancaster R. Rex Parris is serving his fifth term as mayor of his hometown, Lancaster. Since first elected in 2008, he has overseen the city’s push to alternative energy, working with solar power and electric vehicle industries to make Lancaster a net zero community. As the result of his efforts, he was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power Leader in 2019. In addition to his role as mayor, he is a career lawyer, and he is president of CarthroniX, a biotech start-up developing treatments for inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. ALMA MATER: University of California Santa Barbara and Southwestern Law School BEST ADVICE: Never measure yourself against others – only measure if you are better today than yesterday. FAVORITE BOOK: “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff. BUCKET LIST: Finding a cure for pulmonary fibrosis.


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