Al Hoang

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Al Hoang
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Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 149
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
J.D.Texas Southern University
Place of birthSouth Vietnam
Campaign website
Al Hoang was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 149 of the Texas House of Representatives.[1]


Hoang is the son of immigrant parents who fled Vietnam in 1954, eventually settling in Houston, Texas.[2]

Hoang earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Houston in 1989. He then went to Vietnam to work with activists attempting to overthrow the Communist regime. In 1992, he was detained and imprisoned in solitary confinement for 16 months. Hoang was released in 1993 as part of negotiations between the United States and Vietnam to lift the United States' embargo on Vietnam.[2]

After returning to the United States, Hoang earned his law degree Texas Southern University in 1999.[2] He has been practicing law in Houston, Texas since that time.[2]

In addition to practicing law, Hoang was active in efforts to overthrow the communist regime in Vietnam. In 2001, Hoang went to Vietnam with the intent to bomb two Ho Chi Minh statutes, but abandoned the plan.[2]

Hoang is active in the Vietnamese community and the greater Houston community. In 2007, he was elected president of the Vietnamese Community of Houston. In 2009, he was the first Vietnamese-American to be elected as a City of Houston council member. He was re-elected to that position in 2011.[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[1][3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 149 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHubert Vo Incumbent 54.9% 11,954
     Republican Al Hoang 45.1% 9,820
Total Votes 21,774


Hoang and his wife, Diana, have three children.[2]

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