Jose Palacios, Jr.

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Jose Palacios, Jr.
Board Member, Aldine Independent School District, Position 1
Former Board Member
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
AppointedAugust 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionWorkforce developer
Jose Palacios, Jr. was appointed to Position 1 on the Aldine Independent School Board of Education in August 2013 after it was vacated by retired member Marine Jones. He lost election to challenger Patricia Ann Bourgeois on November 5, 2013.


Palacios is a 30-year resident of the Aldine community. He and his wife Mary have six children, four of whom graduated from Aldine ISD and two who are currently enrolled in the district. Palacios is an active parent at Davis High School where he has served as an assistant to the Parent Teacher Organization president and is a strong supporter of the Davis ROTC program. Palacios is employed by Marek Brothers Construction where he serves as a workforce developer, recruiter and trainer.[1]



See also: Aldine Independent School District elections (2013)


Palacios was defeated by challenger Patricia Ann Bourgeois in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Aldine Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term (unexpired), 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Ann Bourgeois 67.1% 3,875
     Nonpartisan Jose Palacios, Jr. Incumbent 32.9% 1,897
Total Votes 5,772
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013


Palacios was not endorsed in this campaign.


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

What was at stake?

One seat was up for election on November 5 covering that of retired board member Marine Jones. Originally the board was scheduled to have four seats up for election, however Positions 3, 4 and 5 were unopposed. The board made the decision to cancel those elections.[3]

About the district

Aldine Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Aldine Independent School District is located in north Harris County, Texas and spans 111 square miles wide. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Harris County is home to 4,253,700 residents.[4] It lies on the southeastern border of Texas and Louisiana.


Harris County outperformed the rest of Texas with regard to average household income, but underperformed in regards to graduation rate and poverty rate in 2011. The average household income in Harris County was $52,675 compared to $50,920 statewide. The graduation rate in Harris County was 77.9% compared to 80.4% for Texas. Harris County had a poverty rate of 17.3 in 2011, while Texas was 17.0%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4][5]
Race Harris County (%) Texas (%)
Hispanic or Latino 69.75 37.6
Black or African American 25.73 11.8
White 2.17 70.4
Asian 1.39 3.8
Native American 0.11 0.7

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