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 8, 2016|
|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/Pre-Med. He was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Officer and served 5 years in the U.S. Navy. Nghi resigned from the Naval Service as a Navy Lieutenant shortly after the first Persian Gulf War to return to his hometown in Alief/Southwest Houston. Ho is the Owner of the investment firm Royal Oaks Financial Group.
Nghi 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.
Ho's website highlights 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."
Elections for the office of Texas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Hubert Vo was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Al Hoang defeated Nghi T. Ho in the Republican primary. Vo will face Hoang in the general election.
|Alief Independent School District, Position 5, 3-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, 3-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Nghi T. Ho||50.8%||4,524|
|Source: Cumulative Report, 2009 Joint Election," accessed October 8, 2013|
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 districtHouston, 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. 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%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Houston city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||43.8||37.6|
|Black or African American||23.7||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||0.7|
|Two or More Races||3.3||2.7|
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- Candidate for Position 5 Accessed August 29, 2013
- nghiho.com, "Issues," accessed February 12, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County", accessed March 4, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Democratic Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Republican Party Primary Election," accessed April 9, 2014
- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- November 5, 2013 Alief ISD Trustee Election Accessed August 29, 2013
- In the Community, "Alief ISD Key Communicator Message," accessed October 24, 2013
- Quick Facts Accessed August 19, 2013]