Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Aurora Farthing has a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business. She is a business owner, volunteer, mother, and grandmother; currently working with her husband, Vernon, managing Quarter Pence Holding, LLC since 2011. Aurora has served on numerous boards and committees over the years. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for All Saints Episcopal School from 2016-2019, currently serves on the grants committee for the Texas Women for the Arts and, two Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Advisory Boards. Aurora was also appointed to the Lubbock County General Assistance Board where she served for four years.
Aurora is a member of the NCMEC Texas Women for Children and has volunteered for NCMEC in the Lubbock community since 2015. She also volunteers and fundraises locally for organizations such as the Lubbock Arts Alliance, The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and St. Benedict’s Mission where her family fed Lubbock’s homeless and food insecure for over ten years. She is very active in local and state politics, providing fundraising and entertainment for the 60th Anniversary Texas Federation of Republican Women’s 2015 Convention, serving as President and Treasurer of the Lubbock Area Republican Women from 2009-2011, and as a delegate to the Texas State Republican Convention numerous times. Aurora served three terms as Precinct 121 Chairman on the Lubbock County GOP executive committee. In April of 2019, Aurora spoke at the Advocacy and Social Justice Mini-Conference at the Texas Tech College of Education on “The Cycle of Disenfranchisement and How to Have an Impact.”
Aurora has completed leadership training via the Leadership Texas and Leadership America Programs in 2016 and 2017. She also served as advisor and executive support for her husband for 13 years in his work providing institutional medical services. Aurora has a passion for advocating for those who have no voice in the government decision making process and supporting them in her community. She has three children and three grandchildren.