Ali Abbas Khorasani (TX-2)

Chemist

2018 candidate for US House of Representatives, Texas, District 2

Affiliation: Democrat[ref]


About Ali

Education: BS in Biochemistry from St. Edward’s University; MS in Chemistry from George Mason University.[ref]

Professional experience: After completing his masters in chemistry from George Mason University in 2015, Ali has worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific where he works with chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation.[ref][ref]

Ali was inspired to run for Congress by a statement by Neil deGrasse Tyson, asking “Where are the scientists? Where are the engineers? Where is the rest of life?” in Congress.[ref]

Publications: Ali has 6 publications listed in Google Scholar.


Path to Congress

Incumbent: Ted Poe (R) is not running for re-election

Primary: March 6, 2018

With the incumbent Ted Poe not running for re-election, it’s a crowded field for this district in the Houston area. Ali is one of 8 Democratic candidates and 10 Republican candidates as of December 20, 2017. Of the 18 candidates running for TX-2, Ali is the only STEM candidate.[Ballotpedia]

General: November 6, 2018

From 1990 to 2004 this US House seat was held by Democratic candidates, although most races were reasonably close. Ted Poe, a Republican, won the seat in 2004 and has held it for 14 years, winning most races by a large margin. In two elections during that time there wasn’t even a Democratic candidate on the ballot. [Ballotpedia]


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