Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

State Board of Education Member Lawrence A. Allen Jr. (D)

B.S., Prairie View A&M; M. Ed., Prairie View A&M
Clothild Jones-Allen
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Allen is the director of special projects at the Houston Independent School District.

  • He was previously a principal and assistant principal of Jesse H. Jones High School, assistant principal of Dowling Middle School and assistant principal at Jack Yates High School.

  • He was a teacher at Lanier and Dowling middle schools in Houston.


  • Allen confirmed to the Tribune that, on past personal financial statements, he had not reported property in Fresno that was owned by his wife before they divorced, an omission he described as "not intentional." 

    As of 2016, a Lawrence A. Allen at Allen's home address was listed as a co-owner or owner of multiple properties in Harris County, according to the county appraisal district. Allen did not report owning any property on his 2016 personal financial statement.