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Texas House, District 131

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    Syed S. Ali
    (Rep)

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    Alma A. Allen
    (Dem)

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Identify what you think are the 2 most important issues that affect the people in your district and give specific examples of measurable actions you will take to address these issues.

What specific criteria do you believe must be met in order to justify spending reserves in the Economic Stabilization Fund (Rainy Day Fund)? What requirements should there be to ensure that permanent funding solutions are developed going forward?

What will you do as a member of the Texas Legislature to ensure that all children living in Texas receive a quality education?

How can the state of Texas best partner with local governments and private providers to ensure Texans have access to mental health and addiction treatment services?

Experience Business experience, oil and gas, convenience store, restaurant, import export, transportation, insurance.
Community Very much involve in the community, interfaith communities, Muslim association, different charity's organization, cancer society, diabetic association, homeowner association.
Phone (281) 250-7101
Facebook http://Syed Ali
1. Employment Actions- Bring more employers to the area like, national corporations. Developed the area businesses providing them management scale and financial support to established.

2. Safety/security and education Actions- Guide the people of the district, how to establish family structure. The more important is to get education, such as technical trades, etc...
This fund must be used only as "Rainy Day Fund", the permanent solution must be carefully established according to needs and necessary of the people of the state. If the district needs and necessary to developed the district for the employment, education, senior living, state must provide a portion of the funds to the district.
Education is a top priority in my campaign, 1. Better compensation to the teachers, good salary's and respect without a happy teacher, education cannot be good. Society must admire and honor the teachers that deserve. 2. Make sure that the parents are involved in the education system, provide a better guidance to the children and meet their needs. A happy child, happy teacher is equal to = a better society.
Hire more qualified health professionals, open more community centers for counselling to the people that are under stress, pressure, domestic problems, family problems so they can take their frustration out. That can really prevent them to use any kind of addiction and mental stress. I mean that before a person goes extreme situation, then society notices and start providing help, but its too late. If we could prevent this from the beginning that's a lot better and help our community out.
Education B.S. and M.Ed. from TSU Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Certificate in Administration and Supervision, from University of Houston
Experience HISD for 39 years. Elementary Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal , Human Resources and Central Administration. 10 years on the SBOE, and State Representative since 2005
Community Houston Assn. of Professional Administrators, American Assn. of Supervision and Curriculum, Texas Assn. of School Administrators, NAACP, Women's Chamber of Commerce...
Education and air quality are the most important issues in the district. Despite the constant need to address lack of resources for students and teachers, the state requires districts to constantly fight for funding. We need to reign in unfunded mandates. Regarding air quality, we need to give the TCEQ the teeth to deny permits when an area has been oversaturated with facilities that pollute our neighborhoods.
I believe everything should be on the table when we are facing crisis level budget cuts, and to help communities recover quickly after natural disasters. Additionally, we need to be responsible when we cut and eliminate funding resources. Texas consistently reduces the revenue stream, without thought to future budget woes.
I have worked through the years to lessen the reliance on standardized testing. I believe that we need accountability, but the current system does not allow teachers to have adequate control over their classroom. The punitive nature of the current accountability system stifles our teachers creativity, in exchange for using class time to teach test taking skills. Despite the obstacles, we have some of the best teachers in the nation.
Texas needs to fund treatment at a higher level, while also reducing the number of people that they funnel into our criminal justice system. We need to do better at providing diversion programs that address mental health and addiction. Often, people cry out for help well before they end up in the criminal justice system. We need to help our first responders by providing them more options when they encounter people that need intervention.