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Al Green (politician)

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Al Green (birth name - Alexander N. Green, born September 1, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is the U.S. Representative from the Ninth Congressional District in Texas (map (http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/tx09_109.gif)).

Green won the Democratic primary for District 9 in Houston on March 9, 2004, a district that is largely Democratic with 37% of its population African American and 31% Hispanic - two ethnic groups that traditionally support the Democrats - and later was victorious over Republican Arlette Molina.

Green graduated from Texas Southern University & received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree in 1974. He was later elected as Justice of the Peace in Harris County in the Precinct 7, Place Two position prior to running for the U.S. Congress.

Green is a former lawyer, justice of the peace, and president of the Houston NAACP. His defeat of Congressman Chris Bell in the primary triggered the latter's ethics complaint against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

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