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KP George
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Candidate for
Board member, Fort Bend Board of Trustees, Position 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 29, 2012
Next generalMay 10, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFinancial planner
Campaign website
KP George 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 Kris Allfrey 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] He was previously a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 22nd Congressional District of Texas.


George was born in southern India and completed his undergraduate degree before arriving in the United States in 1993. He has since worked as a financial planner and currently co-owns a planning practice with six colleagues. George is currently the president of the Hightower High School Academy Booster Club. He and his wife, Sheeba, have three children who have attended district schools.[2]



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


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


As of February 21, 2014, George has not reported any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office.


As of February 21, 2014, George has not received any official endorsements for his campaign.


See also: Texas' 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012

George ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 22nd District. He was defeated by Kesha Rogers in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

Campaign themes


George's campaign website listed the following themes for 2014:[5]

  • Teacher Morale: Recent discussions with a variety of teachers show that although it is better than it was years ago, teacher morale not where it needs to be. Studies also show that there is a correlation between high teacher morale and student achievement. I intend to make teacher morale a priority because I have seen high teacher morale and how it positively impacts student achievement. I have every intention to work with teachers and listen to their needs in order to accomplish a workplace where they are fully supported to do what they were hired to do: Teach.
  • Taxes: Being a Board Certified Financial Planner and money manager I understand money and I intend on ensuring responsible and completely transparent spending of your tax dollars.
  • Excellence in Education: I believe that every student that attends our school system should be given the appropriate tools they need to succeed in whichever path they choose to take. Our children are our future.
  • Vocational (Trade) School Learning Programs: I support and would like to promote more vocational or trade school curriculum within Fort Bend ISD school system with the help of business community in Houston Metro area.

  • Promote Healthy Lifestyle in Schools: Approximately 17% of children and teens in the United States are obese or overweight, compared to 5 to 6.5% in the 1980s. With the help of our local healthcare professionals, I would like to promote and teach our children the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

  • Accomplish the True Purpose of Education: From discussions with recent high school graduates, I have heard that their main concern is that high school doesn’t prepare them for the real world. The purpose of school is to prepare our future generation to be productive citizens of our society. Teaching our kids the basics of life and how to apply that into their daily lives is the primary purpose of education, and I wholeheartedly believe in this purpose.

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What's at stake?

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. Position 5 incumbent Patsy Taylor faces challenges from newcomers Kris Allfrey and KP George.[6]

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.[7] Fort Bend Independent School District is the seventh-largest school district in Texas, serving 69,123 students during the 2010-11 school year.[8]


Sugar Land outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. 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.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
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[9]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 46.0 52.9
2008 48.5 50.8
2004 42.1 57.3

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