Shaik Ahmed

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Shaik Ahmed
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Former candidate for
Board Member, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 6
ProfessionDoctor of Education

Shaik Ahmed was a candidate for the Position 6 seat on the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School Board of Education. He lost election of the seat to incumbent Don Ryan on November 5, 2013.


Ahmed has lived within the Cy-Fair district for 24 years. He is the co-founder and executive director of NW Cypress Pediatrics and Family Medicine. He has a Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership, Master of Education in School Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences. He holds a Texas superintendent, principal and teacher certificate as well. He and his wife, Zakia, have two children, the oldest of which attends Cy-Fair schools.[1]



See also: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District elections (2013)


Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Position 6, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDon Ryan Incumbent 85.5% 17,258
     Nonpartisan Shaik Ahmed 14.5% 2,927
Total Votes 20,185
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Ahmed was not endorsed in this campaign.


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

What was at stake?

As the third largest school district in Texas, Cy-Fair has had to balance having the resources necessary to educate all children within it. Candidates cited maintaining accountability and high standards, as well as adapting to the changing demographic and digital learning atmosphere as large issues in their campaigns.[3]

Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Positions 5, 6 and 7, and all incumbents won re-election to the board.

About the district

See also: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Texas
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is located in Harris County, Texas.
Cypress-Fairbanks 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.[4]


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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
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[5]
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, 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.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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