Azuwuike Okorafor

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Azuwuike Okorafor
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Texas House of Representatives, District 131
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolWestside High School
Bachelor'sTexas Tech
J.D.Texas Southern University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
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Azuwuike Okorafor was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 131 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Biography

Okorafor is a Houston, Texas native and has lived in District 131 for over 20 years.[1]

After graduating from Westside High School, Okorafor attended Texas Tech University where he earned his B.S. While in college, he pursued his interest in politics by joining Tech Student Democrats. He then attended Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and earned his J.D. Okorafor served as editor-and-chief of the Gender, Race, and Justice Law Journal. He also earned Dean's List honors.[2][1]

Upon graduation from law school, Okorafor worked as a civil rights attorney. His professional experience also includes working as a Equal Employment Opportunity Consultant.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Okorafor highlighted the following issues on his campaign website:[3]

Education: "Phasing out standardized testing and establishing authentic performance assessments."

Economy: "Broadening the scope of the State of Texas tax refund for employers who hire underprivileged groups. Reducing the expansion of toll roads."

Environment: "Expanding the inner city park and bike trials program into the District. Utilizing eminent domain to preserve the safety and beauty of the District. Increasing police patrol in multi family apartment homes across the District to reduce crime."

Excerpts from candidates' websites may contain spelling and grammatical errors

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Alma Allen defeated Azuwuike Okorafor in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

Personal

Okorafor and his wife, Crystal, live in Houston, Texas.[1]

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