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  Green, Al
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-03  
 
NameAl Green
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Houston, Texas , United States
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Born September 01, 1947 (72 years)
ContributorMonsieur
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Nov 03, 2017 07:20pm
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InfoAlexander N. "Al" Green

Al Green was born in New Orleans and grew up in Florida. His parents instilled in Al the drive to educate himself and to succeed.

Al earned his law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1974. As a student, he earned awards in the areas of Federal Procedure and Conflicts. He would go on to serve at Thurgood Marshall as an instructor of law.

After graduation, Al co-founded and co-managed the law firm of Green, Wilson, Dewberry and Fitch. On September 1, 1977, he became Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Position 2. Al was honored at that swearing-in ceremony by a wide cross-section of community leaders who gave testimony to his legal skills, impeccable character and innate ability to communicate skillfully with people of diverse backgrounds. He served the citizens of southeast Houston in that capacity for 26 years before retiring in January 2004.

For nearly ten years, Al served as president of the Houston branch of the NAACP. He grew the organization to unprecedented heights, increasing membership from 500 to 3,500 and the staff from one to twenty. Al oversaw the purchase and renovation of a building to serve as the NAACP's home. He created the Houston Fair Share program, which encourages corporations to join with minority firms in joint ventures and to hire minority vendors.

Al also co-founded the Black and Brown Coalition with Judge Armando Rodriguez. This organization brings together Houston's African American and Hispanic communities to work on issues of common interest.

For his exceptional service to the community and in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement and superior leadership ability, Al has received dozens of awards. A few of those are: Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Service Award, 1978; Black Heritage Society, Outstanding Leadership Award, 1981; and American Federation of Teachers,
Citation for Service as a "Courageous Defender of Due Process for Educators," 1983.

On June 22, 1995, Al was honored for his accomplishments by the City of Houston with "Al Green Day." Mayor Bob Lanier cited Al as a "vigorous spokesman for fairness, justice and equality for all" and cited Al's "distinguished reputation for his ability to bring together people of different ethnic, political and social lives."


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Nov 27, 2017 06:00pm News Rep. Green issues unprompted statement on 'settled' allegations  Article IndyGeorgia 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

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RACES
  03/03/2020 TX District 09 - D Primary ???
  11/06/2018 TX District 09 Won 89.06% (+85.17%)
  03/06/2018 TX District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 TX District 09 Won 80.64% (+61.29%)
  03/01/2016 TX District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 TX District 09 Won 90.82% (+81.64%)
  03/04/2014 TX - District 09 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 TX District 09 Won 78.49% (+58.80%)
  05/29/2012 TX District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 TX - District 09 Won 75.74% (+52.86%)
  03/02/2010 TX District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 TX - District 09 Won 93.65% (+87.29%)
  03/04/2008 TX - District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 TX - District 09 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/07/2006 TX District 9 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 TX - District 09 Won 72.19% (+45.62%)
  03/09/2004 TX - District 09 - D Primary Won 66.47% (+35.17%)
  11/03/1981 Houston Mayor - Primary Lost 9.22% (-26.87%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D Kamala Harris
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Keith M. Ellison
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
TX US Senate - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Rick Noriega
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
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