Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

U.S. Rep. Al Green (D)

Industry
Lawyer
Education
J.D., Texas Southern University, 1974. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (attended), 1971; Tuskegee Institute of Technology (attended)
Committees
Not yet assigned
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Green co-founded the law firm of Green, Wilson, Dewberry & Fitch and co-managed it from 1973 to 1977.

  • He was appointed judge of a Harris County Justice Court in 1977 and served for 26 years before retiring in 2004.

  • He receives income from the Law Office of Benjamin L. Hall, III L.P. ($23,821 in 2011) and from the state of Texas’ County & District Retirement System ($96,948 in 2011).

Property

  • Residential properties in Houston valued at $127,040, $138,972, $188,062 and $127,040

  • Residential property in Washington, D.C., valued at $407,750

Analysis

  • In 2012, Green was arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., during a protest against the country's leader, Omar al-Bashir. Green, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and celebrity activists were told to leave or they would be arrested. They refused to leave, were taken to jail and were released after paying a $50 fine.

  • Green’s top campaign supporters in the last election cycle include the Carpenters and Joiners Union, the Communications Workers of America, the Laborers International Union of North America and Link Group.