|Board member, Fort Bend Board of Trustees, Position 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||May 10, 2014|
Allfrey served for six years in the U.S. Army prior to starting his business career. He owns The Legal Wizards, Inc. as well as a Cartridge World franchise. Allfrey and his wife, Sherrie, have three children who have attended district schools.
As of February 21, 2014, Allfrey has not reported any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office.
As of February 21, 2014, Allfrey has not received any official endorsements for his campaign.
Allfrey ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 27. Allfrey ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Ron Reynolds (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ron Reynolds Incumbent||69%||42,304|
|Libertarian||John Henry Petter IV||1.5%||920|
Allfrey's campaign website listed the following themes for 2014:
Fiscally Sound Budget
Adopting a fiscally sound budget for FBISD is one of the most important functions of the Board of Trustees. While the Administration is tasked with presenting a budget to the board each year, it is the Board's responsibility to guarantee that the budget that it presented and ultimately approved is based on sound and sensible fiscal policies and principals. The Board must continually evaluate revenues and expenditures throughout the year in order to secure the district's compliance to the budget's limitations while making adjustments as needed.
I am committed to making FBISD a fiscally responsible school district. As a Board member, I will be actively involved with the Staff of FBISD in certifying that expenditures over $25,000 are properly evaluated by the Board before they are expended. By achieving the goal of being a fiscally sound and responsible school district, we will maintain a high financial rating and will benefit from lower interest rates on our debt. Only through debt reduction can we expect tax relief in the future.
Safe & Secure Schools
Upon our students entering our schools their safety and security is our number one priority. Maintaining a safe environment so that our students can focus on learning is an achievable goal. That goal is accomplished by promoting programs that prevent violence while assisting our students in building strong interpersonal relationships. Additionally, we must have dependable systems in place to ensure the security of our students while they are in our schools. These programs and systems must be adequately communicated to our students, parents and faculty in an effective and efficient manner, allowing all to feel safe and secure in all FBISD facilities.
I am committed to the goal of providing such an environment and working with the staff and community to assure that the programs and systems we have already established, and those we plan to implement, are not only adequate, but are updated and communicated to all who have a vested interest in a positive learning environment. By achieving our goal of a safe and secure school district, we allow our students, teachers and administrators to focus on educational success.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
Allfrey stated that he is opposed to the franchise (margin) tax. On education he stated, "I believe to have a prosperous state we must have a sound K-12 education system that is focused on graduating young adults from high school that are prepared to enter college or trade schools. All children in the Texas system should have the same opportunity to excel and advance in their educational opportunities. Our education system must be based on higher learning not memorization of answers to a test."
He listed the following as his priorities: "Improve Public Education, Decrease the size of State Government, Eliminate Property tax for Public Education, Eliminate the Franchise Tax, Reform the State Sales Tax System."
What's at stake?
Newcomers Jason Burdine, Ramesh Cherivirala, Sardar Qaisar Imam and C.J. Udoagwu are vying for the Position 1 seat currently held by Susan Hohnbaum. Hohnbaum did not file for re-election by the February 28 deadline. Incumbent Bruce Albright is competing with three challengers for the Position 4 seat. Position 5 incumbent Patsy Taylor faces challenges from newcomers Kris Allfrey and KP George.
About the districtSugar Land, a city in Fort Bend County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Sugar Land is home to 82,480 residents. Fort Bend Independent School District is the seventh-largest school district in Texas, serving 69,123 students during the 2010-11 school year.
Sugar Land outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 53.8% of Sugar Land residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.3% for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Sugar Land was $107,149 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Sugar Land was 4.4% compared to 17.4% for the entire state.
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- Fort Bend Independent School District, Texas
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- Fort Bend Independent School District, "Board Elections," accessed February 21, 2014
- All for Allfrey, "About Kris," accessed February 24, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current Election History," accessed February 17, 2014
- All for Allfrey, "Policy Positions," accessed February 24, 2014
- Allforallfrey.com "Policy Positions," Accessed October 16, 2012
- [Bio submission to Ballotpedia]
- Fort Bend Independent School District, "Board of Trustee Candidates for May 10, 2014 Election," accessed February 21, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Sugar Land, Texas," accessed February 21, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Fort Bend County Elections, "Election Results," accessed February 21, 2014
|2014 Fort Bend Independent School District Elections|
|Sugar Land, Texas|
|Election date:||May 10, 2014|
|Candidates:||Position 1: • Jason Burdine • Ramesh Cherivirala • Sardar Qaisar Imam • C.J. Udoagwu|
Position 5: • Kris Allfrey • KP George • Patsy Taylor
|Important information:||What's at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|