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}}{{tnr}}'''Nghi T. Ho''' {{2014is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2014|2014]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 149|District 149]] of the [[Texas House of Representatives]].  Ho currently holds Position 5 on the [[Alief Independent School District, Texas|Alief Independent School Board of Education]]. He was re-elected to the board in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013.
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Nghi T. Ho
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Board Member, Alief Independent School District, Position 5
Incumbent
Term ends
2016
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedMay 2005
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAlief Elsik High School
Bachelor'sThe University of Texas at Austin
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service5
Personal
ProfessionFinancial Planner
Websites
Campaign website
Nghi T. Ho campaign logo
Nghi T. Ho is the Position 5 member on the Alief Independent School Board of Education. He was re-elected to the board in an unopposed race on November 5, 2013. Howas a 2014 Republican candidate for District 149 of the Texas House of Representatives

Biography

Ho has spent most of his life in the Alief area, and graduated from Alief Killough Middle School and Alief Elsik High School. Ho then attended The University of Texas at Austin on a 4-year U.S. Navy ROTC scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Pre-Med. He was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Officer and served 5 years in the U.S. Navy. Nghi resigned from the Naval Service as a Navy Lieutenant shortly after the first Persian Gulf War to return to his hometown in Alief/Southwest Houston. Ho is the Owner of the investment firm Royal Oaks Financial Group.

Nghi is married to Agnes, and has a 16-year old son, Andrew, and 13-year old daughter, Amanda. They have both attended Alief public schools since kindergarten.[1]

Issues

Campaign Themes

Ho's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Economic Development

  • Excerpt:"Red tape and big government stands in the way of Texans’ ability to start businesses and advance upward in their careers. This leads to hardships in other areas of life and limits our quality of life. I will fight to make it easier to start and grow your business so that the whole economy can flourish."

Fiscal Conservative

  • Excerpt:"Spending and taxes need to be consistent, predictable, and balanced. Texas has been taxed enough already and more tax cuts needs to be considered. The state budget is filled with unnecessary spending that could go towards water and transportation. I will fight to lower taxes and reign in spending by putting a focus on our necessary infrastructure needs and getting rid of wasteful spending."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt:"The right to bear arms is the cornerstone of our freedom and personal security. I will fight to simplify gun laws and ensure the right to bear arms is not infringed upon here in Texas."

Public and Higher Education

  • Excerpt:"Education is the key to improving prosperity and increasing opportunities here in Texas. I have served on the School Board for many years now fighting for measures that improves the quality of education our children receive. The “one size fits all” state and national standards prevent the local school districts and teachers from truly meeting the unique needs of our children and communities."

Health Care/Tort Reform

  • Excerpt:"Health care is a big expense to the state and its citizens. We need affordable solutions to improve the availability for all Texans to choose the right healthcare for themselves. ObamaCare is not the solution and will put a huge, unfair mandate on the state and the people of Texas. Encouraging the free market, both for-profit and non-profits, to meet the needs of Texas is the solution."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place 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 will face Hoang in the general election.[3][4][5]

2013

See also: Alief Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Alief Independent School District, Position 5, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNghi T. Ho Incumbent 100% 5,546
Total Votes 5,546
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Ho was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Ho reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.[6]

2009

Alief Independent School District, Position 5, 3-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNghi T. Ho 50.8% 4,524
     Nonpartisan Grace Parmar 49.2% 4,386
Total Votes 8,910
Source: Cumulative Report, 2009 Joint Election," accessed October 8, 2013

What was at stake?

Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those elections were for Positions 4, 5, 6 and 7.[7]

Issues that have faced the district in the past have been school funding, student testing and accountability, local governance and control (including vouchers and school tax credits) and federal issues.[8]

About the district

Alief Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Alief ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[9] Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[9]

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