Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Alma A. Allen District 131 (D-Houston)

Industry
Education
Education
B.S., Texas Southern University; M.Ed., Texas Southern University; Ed.D., University of Houston
Spouse
Lawrence
Committees
  • Corrections
  • Public Education (Vice-Chair)
  • House Administration
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Allen served on the State Board of Education for 10 years.

  • She was an elementary school teacher and later served as the principal of multiple elementary schools.

  • She has worked as an adjunct education professor at Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University.

  • She lists employment as an educational consultant, and has served as chairwoman of the Board of Trustees at the Art Institute of Houston.

  • Allen receives retirement benefits from the Teachers Retirement System.

Property

  • Residential property in Houston valued at $267,453

  • Agricultural land in Needville valued at $83,500

  • Agricultural land in Fort Bend County valued at $73,350

  • Residential property in Needville valued at $7,430

  • Residential rental property in Houston valued at $39,127

  • Residential property in Houston valued at $48,322

  • Residential rental property in Houston valued at $27,970

  • Residential rental property in Houston valued at $72,175

  • Residential rental property in Houston valued at $46,582

  • Rental property in Houston valued at $7,308

  • All rental properties are lised in her husband's name.

Analysis

  • Allen, who receives retirement benefits from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, has introduced a bill in three legislative sessions — most recently HB 917 in 2011 — to increase TRS benefits. The measure has not passed.