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Interview with Rep. Alma Allen

Rep. Alma Allen

I now finally turn my focus to legislative and Congressional primaries. As you might imagine, it’s been a bit of a challenge figuring this part out, since we just now know what the districts look like and who the candidates are. The order in which I do these going forward may be a bit jumbled, but I’m sure we’ll all cope. To kick things off, I have an interview with State Rep. Alma Allen, who has represented HD131 since 2004, when she did us all the great favor of knocking off the deplorable Ron Wilson. Rep. Allen spent 39 years in HISD as a teacher, vice principal, principal, and administrator. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a certificate in administration and supervision from the University of Houston, and served on the State Board of Education for ten years prior to her election to the Lege. In this past session she served as Vice Chair of the Corrections Committee, and she was recently named by House Speaker Joe Straus to the joint interim committee to study the public school finance system. Here’s the interview:

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  1. good interview. It would have been interesting to ask her if she regrets her endorsement of Keep Houston Safe, the red light camera company PAC during the election and their subsequent lawsuit to throw out the election. It is somewhat amusing to see these politicians from both sides of the aisle who had at least a small part in getting thousands of votes thrown out coming out and asking those same people for their vote now. Of course Wanda Adams also endorsed them so it’s a push on that in the primary and with no republican opposition filed for 131 it is kind of a foregone conclusion.

  2. joshua bullard says:

    I am proud to have been a staff consultant on this campaign,rep Dr alma allen is certainly an inspiration to myself as well as others,it is amazing that she was able to really deliver such a positive impact to the voters of the 131 district,i would like the record to show that i joshua ben bullard endorse Dr alma allen for re-election as state representive and strongly ask all of my friends in this district to do the same and vote.

    i am proud to have been apart of this campaign
    joshua ben bullard

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