Greg Meyers

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Greg Meyers
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Board Member, Houston Independent School District, District 6
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Master'sSt. Mary’s University
ProfessionCollege professor
Greg Meyers is the current District 6 seat holder on the Houston Independent School Board. He was re-elected to the board in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.


Meyers earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, with a double major in management and marketing, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University, with an emphasis in finance. He also founded his own company in 1999. He is currently a professor at the University of St. Thomas. He has two sons that attend HISD schools.[1]



See also: Houston Independent School District elections (2013)


Greg Meyers was re-elected to the board in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.


Meyers was not endorsed in this campaign.


Meyers began the race with an existing account balance of $13,674.77 from his previous campaign. He reported $0.00 in contributions and $450.00 in expenditures to the Houston Independent School District, which left his campaign with $13,224.77 on hand.[2]

What was at stake?

Five seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.

HISD board members disagree on the best means of using scarce district resources to meet the various needs of the many students enrolled. Regardless of their debate over methodology, candidates from both districts agree that their top priority ought to be maintaining accountability and high standards for their districts. Houston ISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education imposed in 2011 and adjusting to a narrowly approved tax rate increase.[3] The increase aims to help fund pay raises, as well as the district's Apollo reform program, which allows for specially hired tutors and longer school days.[4] Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall of Houston's District 9, did not seeking re-election and is currently under FBI criminal investigation for allegedly taking vendor money.[5]

About the district

Houston Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Houston ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[6] Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2010[6]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[7]

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