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Alma A. AllenDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 131
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Alma Toliver Allen (born April 7, 1939) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 131 in Harris County, Texas. She became a representative in 2004 after serving on the Texas State Board of Education for ten years.Allen won her eighth term in the legislature in the general election held on November 6, 2018. With 35,878 votes (85.8 percent), she overwhelmed the Republican candidate, Syed S. Ali, who polled 5,926 votes (14.2 percent). Allen took office on January 11, 2005.She originates from the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
Prairie View A&M University
Attended
Texas Southern University
BS
University of Houston
Certified Administration
University of Houston
DEd Curriculum and Instruction
Texas Southern University
MA Education
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Representative
Texas State House of Representatives
2005 - Current
Former Member
Texas State Board of Education
School Administrator
Houston School District
1961 - 2000
Former Adjunct Professor
Texas Southern University
Former Assistant Principal
Foster Elementary School
Former Principal
GBM Turner Elementary School
Former Principal
Windsor Village Vanguard Magnet School
Former Principal
Peck Elementary School
Former Teacher
Parker Elementary School
Former Teacher
Grimes Elementary School
Motivational Speaker
Prairie View A&M University
Other Experience1 - 31 of 31
Board Member
Houston Red Cross
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Member
Xi Alpha Omega Chapter
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Member
Women's Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
University of Houston Alumni Board
Current
Member
Rice University Women's Athletic Board
Current
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Current
Member
Mount Hebron Baptist Church
Current
Member
Mental Health Mental Retardation Board of Harris County
Current
Member
Julius C. Hester House Board
Current
Member
Iota Lambda Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Current
Member
American Association of Curriculum and Development
Current
Member
National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
Current
Member
Harris County District Board
Current
Member
Child Care Council of Greater Houston
Current
Member
Top Ladies of Distinction
Current
Member
The Art Institute
Current
Member
Texas Association of School Administrators
Current
Member
Texans Concerned for Superior Schools
Current
Member
National Women of Achievement
Current
Member
National Association of Democratic Women
Current
Member
Lou Rawls United Negro College Fund Telethon
Current
Member
Johnny J. Roberson Scholarship Fund
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Member
Houston Women's Center Board
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Member
Houston Association of Professional Administrators
Current
Member
American Association of Supervision and Curriculum
Current
Member
Baylor Adult Literacy Board
Current
Former Member
Advisory Board, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Camp
President
National Association of State Boards of Education
Former Member
Subcommittee on Educator Quality, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Member
House Administration Commitee, Texas State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Public Education Committee, Texas State House of Representatives