|Texas House of Representatives, District 149|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Houston|
|J.D.||Texas Southern University|
|Place of birth||South Vietnam|
Hoang is the son of immigrant parents who fled Vietnam in 1954, eventually settling in Houston, Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hoang and his wife, Diana, have three children.
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- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed July 30, 2014
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- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
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