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Farouk Shami

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Farouk Shami
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Former candidate for
Governor of Texas
Farouk Shami an entrepreneur and businessman from Ramallah, West Bank, who now lives in Houston, Texas. Shami first came to American in 1965, where he attended cosmetology school. He now runs a large hair-care and spa products company in Houston. Shami was raised in the Muslim faith, but now describes himself as a Quaker.

On November 19th, 2009, Farouk Shami announced his candidacy as a Democrat in Texas' 2010 Gubernatorial election.[1] He lost in the primary election.



See also: Texas gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010
2010 Race for Governor - Democrat Primary[2]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Bill White (D) 76.0%
Farouk Shami (D) 12.8%
Felix Alvarado (D) 5.0%
Alma Alguado (D) 2.9%
Clement E. Glenn (D) 1.4%
Bill Dear (D) 1.0%
Star Locke (D) 0.9%
Total votes 679,877

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