Fernanda Brady

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Fernanda Brady
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Board Member, Alief Independent School District, Position 7
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Place of birthMexico City, Mexico
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Fernanda Brady was a candidate for the Position 7 on the Alief Independent School Board of Education. She lost election to challenger Tiffany Thomas on November 5, 2013.


Brady graduated from Hastings High School and the University of Houston. She has her Master's degree in Communications and Public Relations. She taught sixth grade English in Alief ISD for 15 years and is now a full-time realtor with Keller Williams.[1]



See also: Alief Independent School District elections (2013)


Alief Independent School District, Position 7, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTiffany Thomas 68.5% 4,417
     Nonpartisan Fernanda Brady 31.5% 2,028
Total Votes 6,445
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Brady was not endorsed in this campaign.


Brady reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[2]

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those elections were for Positions 4, 5, 6 and 7.[3]

Issues that have faced the district in the past have been school funding, student testing and accountability, local governance and control (including vouchers and school tax credits) and federal issues.[4]

About the district

See also: Alief Independent School District, Texas
Alief Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas.
Alief Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas. The county seat of Harris County is Houston. Harris County is home to 4,092,459 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[5]


Harris County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.1 percent of Harris County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Harris County was $53,160 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Harris County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2013[5]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
White 70.7 80.3
Black or African American 19.5 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 6.8 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 41.6 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Harris County[6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote Other Vote
2012 587,044 586,073 15,468
2008 590,982 571,883 8,607
2004 475,865 584,723 7,380
2000 418,267 529,159 27,396

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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