Rep. Alma A. Allen District 131 (D-Houston)
- B.S., Texas Southern University; M.Ed., Texas Southern University; Ed.D., University of Houston
- Corrections (Vice-Chair)
- Public Education
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.
She owns more than 10,000 shares of stock in Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Residential properties in Houston valued at $271,751 and $10,962 respectively.
Residential property in Houston under her and her late husband's name valued at $62,342, $51,701 and $91,315, respectively.
Rental property under her and her late husband's name in Houston valued at $41,250 and $41,930, respectively.
Commercial, agricultural and undeveloped property under her late husband's estate valued at $7,430, $105,120 and $81,750, respectively.
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.
- Her son, Lawrence A. Allen Jr., is the State Board of Education member for District 4.