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Alma Allen

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Alma Allen
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Texas House of Representatives, District 131
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSchool administrator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Alma A. Allen is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 131. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004. She is also a member of the Texas State Board of Education.

Biography

Allen is a retired School Administrator with Houston School District, a position she held from 1961-2000. She has been an Assistant Principal at Foster Elementary School, Principal at GBM Turner Elementary School, Teacher at Parker Elementary School, and Principal at Peck Elementary School.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Allen served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections
House Administration
Public Education, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Allen served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 474 - Relating to the authority of a school district to implement a school bus monitoring system that records images, including images of vehicles that pass a stopped school bus; providing for the imposition of penalties.
  • HB 626 - Relating to educational agreements setting forth the respective responsibilities of students, parents, and school personnel in public schools.
  • HB 1256 - Relating to requiring the posting of notice of voter complaint information at a polling place.
  • HB 1447 - Relating to monitoring, permitting, and reducing emissions of certain air contaminants and pollutants.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Alma Allen defeated Azuwuike Okorafor in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Allen won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 131. Allen defeated Wanda Adams in the May 29 primary election and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 131, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlma Allen Incumbent 94.5% 36,765
     Libertarian Alfred Montestruc 3.4% 1,317
     Green Alfred Molison 2.1% 822
Total Votes 38,904
Texas House of Representatives District 131 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlma Allen Incumbent 59.4% 3,869
Wanda Adams 40.6% 2,644
Total Votes 6,513

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Allen won re-election in District 131. She was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 131
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Alma Allen (D) 21,797 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Allen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 131st District, receiving 35,026 votes with no opposition.[9] She raised $50,773 for her campaign.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 131
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Alma A. Allen (D) 35,026 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Allen is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Allen raised a total of $784,509 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[11]

Alma Allen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 131 Won $252,721
2010 Texas State House, District 131 Won $55,480
2008 Texas State House, District 131 Won $50,773
2006 Texas State House, District 131 Won $71,045
2004 Texas State House, District 131 Won $306,667
2002 Texas State Board of Education, District 4 Won $3,200
1998 Texas State House, District 131 Defeated $44,623
Grand Total Raised $784,509

2012

Allen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $252,721.

2010

Allen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $55,480.

2008

Allen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $50,773.

2006

Allen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $71,045.

2004

Allen won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $306,667.

2002

Allen won re-election to the Texas State Board of Education in 2002. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $3,200.

1998

Allen lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $44,623.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[12] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Allen received a score of 25.8 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Alma Allen received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Allen is a member of a number of organizations, including the Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, American Association of Curriculum and Development, American Association of Supervision and Curriculum, The Art Institute, Baylor Adult Literacy Board, Child Care Council of Greater Houston, Harris County District Board, Houston Association of Professional Administrators, and the Houston Red Cross.[1]

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