MARTHA WONG BIO
Born: 1939 • BA, education, University of Texas (1960) • MA, education administration, University of Houston (1976) • PhD, education administration, University of Houston (1983) • Associate Superintendent, personnel staff development, Houston Independent School District, Houston (1985 - 1987) • Director, Staff and Instructional Development, Houston Community College System (1989 - 1992) • Director, Community Resource and Development, Southwest College, Houston Community College System, Houston (1992 - 1993) • Houston City Council Member (1994 - 1999) • Texas State Representative, District 134, Houston (2003 - 2007) • President, Texas Asian Republic Assembly (2013 – present) want to run for office, Wong said.
“We are finding young people who are interested in politics and we want to help them find internships, opportunities for campaign volunteering and government positions. We try to help them to build a resume and a base ready to run for office,” she said.
Wong and TARA are helping Houston’s Alief Independent School District trustee Nghi Ho and San Antonio City Council member Elisa Chan to run for seats in the Texas Legislature by soliciting support and helping with their campaigns.