Nghi T. Ho
|Nghi T. Ho|
|Board Member, Alief Independent School District, Position 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||May 2005|
|Next general||November 2017|
|High school||Alief Elsik High School|
|Bachelor's||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Years of service||5|
Ho has spent most of his life in the Alief area, and graduated from Alief Killough Middle School and Alief Elsik High School. Ho then attended The University of Texas at Austin on a 4-year U.S. Navy ROTC scholarship, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology. He was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Officer and served 5 years in the U.S. Navy. Ho resigned from the Naval Service as a Navy Lieutenant shortly after the first Persian Gulf War to return to his hometown in Alief. Ho is the owner of the investment firm, Royal Oaks Financial Group.
Ho is married to Agnes, and has a 16-year old son, Andrew, and 13-year old daughter, Amanda. They have both attended Alief public schools since kindergarten.
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took 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 was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Hubert Vo was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Al Hoang defeated Nghi T. Ho in the Republican primary. Vo defeated Hoang in the general election.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 149 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Hubert Vo Incumbent||54.9%||11,954|
|Alief Independent School District, Position 5, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Nghi T. Ho Incumbent||100%||5,546|
|Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Ho was not endorsed in this campaign.
Ho reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.
|Alief Independent School District, Position 5, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Nghi T. Ho||50.8%||4,524|
|Source: Cumulative Report, "2009 Joint Election," accessed October 8, 2013|
Ho's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Red tape and big government stands in the way of Texans’ ability to start businesses and advance upward in their careers. This leads to hardships in other areas of life and limits our quality of life. I will fight to make it easier to start and grow your business so that the whole economy can flourish."
- Excerpt: "Spending and taxes need to be consistent, predictable, and balanced. Texas has been taxed enough already and more tax cuts needs to be considered. The state budget is filled with unnecessary spending that could go towards water and transportation. I will fight to lower taxes and reign in spending by putting a focus on our necessary infrastructure needs and getting rid of wasteful spending."
- Excerpt: "The right to bear arms is the cornerstone of our freedom and personal security. I will fight to simplify gun laws and ensure the right to bear arms is not infringed upon here in Texas."
Public and Higher Education
- Excerpt: "Education is the key to improving prosperity and increasing opportunities here in Texas. I have served on the School Board for many years now fighting for measures that improves the quality of education our children receive. The “one size fits all” state and national standards prevent the local school districts and teachers from truly meeting the unique needs of our children and communities."
- Excerpt: "Health care is a big expense to the state and its citizens. We need affordable solutions to improve the availability for all Texans to choose the right healthcare for themselves. ObamaCare is not the solution and will put a huge, unfair mandate on the state and the people of Texas. Encouraging the free market, both for-profit and non-profits, to meet the needs of Texas is the solution."
What was at stake?
Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those elections were for Positions 4, 5, 6 and 7.
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.
About the district
- See also: Alief Independent School District, Texas
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Alief Independent School District
- Alief Independent School District elections (2013)
- Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
- Candidate for Position 5 Accessed August 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
- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- nghiho.com, "Issues," accessed February 12, 2014 (dead link)
- November 5, 2013 Alief ISD Trustee Election Accessed August 29, 2013
- In the Community, "Alief ISD Key Communicator Message," accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Harris County, Texas," accessed August 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Harris County," accessed December 31, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014