Template:Infobox Person David Alameel is a dentist and political candidate.
Personal life and educationEdit
Alameel was born in Lebanon, emigrating to the United States when he was twenty years old. Alameel earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1981 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Alameel and his wife, Martha, have two adult children.
Alameel worked minimum wage jobs in California before joining the Army, where he served as a pharmacy specialist at Fort Sam Houston from 1974 to 1977. After being honorably discharged and earning his doctorate, Alameel began his dental career in Dallas. He founded Jefferson Dental Clinics, a large network of dental centers, and grew the dental clinic network into a multi-million dollar business.
Alameel ran for Congress in 2010 in Texas's 33rd congressional district, finishing fourth in the Democratic primary. Alameel is running for the Senate in 2014. Alameel's bid was endorsed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.
Alameel has also contributed heavily to candidates of both parties, contributing to Wendy Davis, Rick Perry, Greg Abbott, David Dewhurst, John Cornyn, and others. Alameel's donations to Republicans were criticized by fellow Texas Democrat Maxey Scherr, who is also running for the Senate.