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Lawrence Allen, Jr.*
Texas State Board of Education District 4
  • (713) 203-1355 Phone Number

Incumbent - not seeking reelection




Houston ISD director of special projects


2130 Vermillion Oak St., Fresno, TX, 77545

Additional Information

SBOE member since January 2005. Current term expires Jan. 2023. Allen is not seeking re-election to the SBOE in 2022.

Director of special projects for Houston ISD. Previously served as a teacher and principal.

Allen ran for Texas House District 26 but was defeated in the 2022 Democratic primary election. He also ran unsuccessfully for a Texas House seat in 2020.

Recommended favorably by Texans for Public Education, a grassroots educators' group that has researched and rated candidates in the 2018 election based on their stances toward public schools.

Endorsed in the 2018 primary election by the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle.

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Candidate Survey Responses

Not applicable for 2022; the candidate is running for a different office.

Did not respond to the 2018 ATPE Candidate Survey.

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