|Former candidate for|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 131|
|High school||Westside High School|
|J.D.||Texas Southern University|
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.
Upon graduation from law school, Okorafor worked as a civil rights attorney. His professional experience also includes working as a Equal Employment Opportunity Consultant.
Okorafor highlighted the following issues on his campaign website:
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."
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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 be held 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.
Okorafor and his wife, Crystal, live in Houston, Texas.
- Thurgood Marshall School of Law Gender, Race and Justice Law Journal, "I need a dollar: Employment discrimination against ex-offenders in the United States"
- Texas State Legislature
- Texas state legislative districts
- Texas House of Representatives
- Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed July 30, 2014
- Okorafor for Texas: "About," accessed December 29, 2013
- Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on December 28, 2013
- Okorafor for Texas: "Issues," accessed December 29, 2013
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
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