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Kris Allfrey

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Kris Allfrey
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Candidate for
Board member, Fort Bend Board of Trustees, Position 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalMay 10, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
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Kris Allfrey is a candidate for the Position 5 seat on the Fort Bend Board of Trustees in Texas. He is seeking election against incumbent Patsy Taylor and challenger KP George in the general election on May 10, 2014. Position 5 is one of three seats selected from residents of eastern Sugar Land. Each member represents the entire district.[1] Allfrey was previously a 2012 Republican candidate for District 27 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Biography

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.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Fort Bend Independent School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Kris Allfrey is seeking election to the Position 5 seat against incumbent Patsy Taylor and fellow challenger KP George during the general election on May 10, 2014. 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.[3]

Funding

Allfrey has reported no contributions or expenditures to the district office as of April 15, 2014.[4]

Endorsements

As of April 15, 2014, Allfrey has not received any official endorsements.

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Reynolds Incumbent 69% 42,304
     Republican Kris Allfrey 29.5% 18,119
     Libertarian John Henry Petter IV 1.5% 920
Total Votes 61,343

Campaign themes

2014

Allfrey's campaign website listed the following themes for 2014:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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.


—Kris Allfrey's campaign website, (2014), [7]

2012

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."[8]

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."[9]

About the district

See also: Fort Bend Independent School District, Texas
Fort Bend Independent School District is located in Fort Bend County, Texas
Fort Bend Independent School District is located in Sugar Land, a city in Fort Bend County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, Sugar Land is home to 82,480 residents.[10] Fort Bend Independent School District is the seventh-largest school district in Texas, serving 69,123 students during the 2010-11 school year.[11]

Demographics

Sugar Land outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. 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.[10]

Racial Demographics, 2010[10]
Race Sugar Land (%) Texas (%)
White 52.0 70.4
Black or African American 7.4 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.7
Asian 35.3 3.8
Two or More Races 2.8 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.6 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[12]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 46.0 52.9
2008 48.5 50.8
2004 42.1 57.3

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