- Al Green (politician)
name = Al Green
date of birth = birth date and age|1947|09|01
place of birth =
New Orleans, Louisiana
district = 9th
January 3, 2005
succeeded = Incumbent
party = Democratic
Tuskegee Institute, Texas Southern University
Early life and career
Green was born in
New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Florida A&M Universityand tranfered to the Tuskegee Institute of Technology, from which he earned a bachelor's degree. He later went on to receive his Juris Doctorin 1974 from Texas Southern University. Green was later elected as Justice of the Peacein Harris County, Texasin the Precinct 7, Place Two position prior to running for the U.S. Congress. He held this Justice of Peace position for 26 years.
Green is a former trial lawyer. After college, he co-founded the firm of Green, Wilson, Dewberry, and Fitch. He also served as president of the Houston
NAACP, and during his term as the organization's leader, membership increased sevenfold. While serving as NAACP leader, he focused on increasing minority hiring in Texas and formed alliances with Hispanic groups.
Green defeated Congressman Chris Bell, a perceived rising star in the party, in the 2006 Democratic primary. Redistricting, which threw many white urban Democrats from Bell's district in with a Republican-dominated suburban precindct and combined Bell's district with a majority black area, later triggered ethics complaint against
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Green won the Democratic primary for District 9 in Houston on
March 9, 2004, a district that is largely Democratic with 37 percent of its population African Americanand 31 percent Hispanic. He was later victorious over Republican Arlette Molina.
While in Congress, Green has focused on issues similar to those that he worked for while with the NAACP. Fair housing and hiring practices for the poor and minorities are some of his greatest concerns.
* [http://www.house.gov/algreen/ U.S. Congressman Al Green] official House site
* [http://herndon1.sdrdc.com/cgi-bin/can_detail/H4TX09095 Federal Election Commission — Alexander Green] campaign finance reports and data
* [http://www.ontheissues.org/TX/Al_Green.htm On the Issues — Al Green] issue positions and quotes
* [http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.asp?CID=N00026686 OpenSecrets.org — Al Green] campaign contributions
* [http://www.vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=MTX50928 Project Vote Smart — Representative Al Green (TX)] profile
* [http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/g000553/ Washington Post — Congress Votes Database: Al Green] voting record
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Jerry Green (politician) — Jerry Green Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 22nd district Incumbent Assumed office 1992 Serving with Linda Stender Speaker Pro Tempore of the New Jersey General Assembly … Wikipedia
Alan Green (politician) — Alan Green (29 September 1911 ndash; 2 February 1991) was a British Conservative Party politician.Green was educated at Brighton College and the University of London. In 1935 he joined a Blackburn manufacturers s a manager, and became a company… … Wikipedia
Matthew Green (politician) — Matthew Green Member of Parliament for Ludlow In office 7 June 2001 – 5 May 2005 Preceded by Christopher Gill Succeeded by Philip Dunne … Wikipedia
Brad Green (politician) — Bradley Green (Q.C.) (born January 29, 1965 in Fredericton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian lawyer and a former politician in the Province of New Brunswick.Green studied at the University of New Brunswick, earning an honours degree in Political… … Wikipedia
Gil Green (politician) — Gil Green (1906 ndash; 1997) was a prominent figure in the Communist Party of the United States of America until 1991. He was national secretary of the Young Communist League, and twice leader of the party in the state of New York. He was… … Wikipedia
Jenny Jones (Green politician) — Infobox AM honorific prefix = Cllr. name = Jenny Jones honorific suffix = AM caption = office = 2nd Deputy Mayor of London term start = June 2003 term end = 14 June 2004 majority = predecessor = Nicky Gavron successor = Nicky Gavron constituency… … Wikipedia
David Taylor (Green politician) — David Taylor (born 1957 or 1958) is an environmentalist and politician in England. Taylor was a founder member of the Green Party of England and Wales. In the 1980s, he founded the Green Gatherings festival, and also organised the litter picking… … Wikipedia
Victor Anderson (Green politician) — Infobox AM honorific prefix = name = Victor Anderson honorific suffix = caption = constituency AM = the Green Party (London wide) assembly = London term start = 4 May 2000 term end = March 2003 majority = predecessor = New constituency successor … Wikipedia
Green (name) — Family name name = Green imagesize= caption= pronunciation = meaning = region = origin = varied related names = Greene footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names files.html 1990 Census Name Files ] ] Green is common surname… … Wikipedia
Green Party of Canada candidates, 2006 Canadian federal election — The Green Party of Canada ran a full slate of 308 candidates in the 2006 Canadian federal election. Some of these candidates have separate biography pages; relevant information about other candidates may be found here. The candidates are listed… … Wikipedia