David Alameel 2014 For US Senate

David Alameel was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Texas. In 2012, he unsuccessfully sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of Texas. Alameel then ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Texas. Alameel and Kesha Rogers advanced past the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. Alameel defeated Rogers in the runoff election on May 27, 2014. He was defeated by incumbent John Cornyn in the general election on November 4, 2014.

This was his campaign website.
Content is from the site's 2014 archived pages.

Dr. Alameel for US Senate
5310 Harvest Hill Rd.
Mail Box 109
Dallas, TX 75230

- Dr. David Alameel


Jobs and Economy
The super-rich and mega-corporations have rigged the system in their favor.  They are pulling the strings of puppet politicians like John Cornyn and other Washington Republicans in favor of Wall Street – not hardworking Texas families. 
We need to stop sending politicians to Washington who care more about the bottom line of CEOs on Wall Street than working families in Texas. 
As Senator, David Alameel will advocate for:

  • Forcing big corporations and Wall Street executives to pay their fair share in taxes.
  • Creating good paying jobs in Texas that can’t be shipped overseas.
  • Taking big banks to court when they ruin our economy, not giving them another bailout.
  • Ending tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs to places like China and India
  • Raising the minimum wage so families can work with dignity, put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.
  • Extending unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed 
  • Ensuring tough enforcement of equal pay laws which helps all of our families

Bring Troops Home
David Alameel is a veteran and strong supporter of the United States military.
However, after twelve years, it’s time for our ground troops to leave Afghanistan. By bringing our troops home, we will be able to use the hundreds of billions of dollars we are spending there to help rebuild America.
We need to redirect those resources back here, at home, to:

  • Create good paying jobs that can’t be shipped overseas
  • Ensure a quality education for all Texas children, not just the privileged few
  • Protect Social Security and Medicare

Retirement Security

Social Security and Medicare are promises made to the seniors who worked hard, paid into the system all their lives and made our country what it is today.
In the Senate, David Alameel will always honor that promise, because he understands that our seniors have earned a retirement in dignity.
He vows to NEVER cut Social Security and Medicare, and will fight any attempt by Washington politicians like John Cornyn to turn these programs over to Wall Street to privatize them.


As a father, David Alameel believes that the best investment we can make is in a quality education for ALL children, not just the privileged few.
That is why he has funded numerous non-profits that provide scholarships to young Texans who work hard in school.
As a Senator, David Alameel will continue to fight for education funding, and to make sure that our children get the world class education they deserve in order to compete in this increasingly global economy.

Immigration Reform

David Alameel supports the DREAM Act and Comprehensive Immigration Reform that is both humane and respectful of our laws.
We can’t let a problem become a tragedy, especially for the hundreds of thousands of children born or raised in America, who live in a twilight zone of uncertainty for themselves and their families.
We need to create:

  • A faster track toward a program of lawful work permits
  • A responsible roadmap to citizenship for law abiding and hardworking people who have no criminal record and are only asking for a fair opportunity

Protecting Women’s Rights

David Alameel stands for a woman’s right to choose, and opposes politicians or the government interfering in these deeply personal decisions, which should be made by a woman, with her family, her doctor and her God.
That is why Dr. Alameel will always fight to protect Roe v. Wade, which the Supreme Court set as the law of the land decades ago, from Washington politicians who are seeking to undermine the basic rights and freedoms millions of Texas women have fought so hard to achieve.
Furthermore, in the United States Senate, Dr. Alameel will demand equal pay for equal work for men and women. In the 21st Century, there is no excuse for discrimination in the workplace or for U.S. Senators like John Cornyn, who voted against the commonsense Lilly Ledbetter Act. David Alameel would be a proud vote in favor of this important legislation.


An aside: Although I live just outside of Washington DC, my home town is just outside of Dallas. Texas's 33rd Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census. It's an oddly shaped district that includes areas outside of Dallas and Fort Worth joined by a narrow band of land that looks like a bridge between the two large areas. My folks still live there. They were visiting me when the results for the Senate race was over. We weren't surprised that he lost. After all John Cornyn has represented Texas in the Senate since 2002. Nevertheless it was disappointing. That day was also memorable since it was the day I closed on a very modern house in the Shenandoah Valley overlooking the Massanutten Mountains. After celebrating the closing the next day my folks spent looking an appropriate housewarming gift. I told them I was considering ordering most of my furniture from room service 360°, an authorized dealer of the most respected Italian furniture designers and manufacturers available today. They were located in located in Philadelphia. I was planning to actually visit the showroom when I was ready to order. My folks when to room service 360° website and did a search for contemporary dining tables. They would pay for a contemporary dining table as their housewarming gift. I just needed to decide which style I wanted. That was really generous of them. So although I was disappointed a Democrat couldn't break through the strangle hold the Republicans have on the Texas senate seats, my folks made the day of defeat memorable in a positive way.



Latest News

Alameel Calls for an Uprising in the Democratic Party
Dr. Alameel Election Night Speech excerpts:
Alameel Calls for an Uprising in the Democratic Party
"Thank you so very much. I want to thank each of you, for all your support during this campaign.
I also want you to know, that what started out as a campaign for U. S. Senate, became a journey for many of us!
When I first announced that I was interested in running for the U. S. Senate…"
Cornyn and Alameel spar over immigration, marriage, abortion in Senate debate

Sen. John Cornyn portrayed himself Friday night as an agent of change in Washington, as rival David Alameel blasted him for blocking immigration reforms while kowtowing to Wall Street. This was the first and only debate of the contest, as Cornyn seeks a third term and Alameel claws for traction. With Univision as the debate host, a hefty chunk of the questioning was aimed at immigration policy – an area of especially clear disagreement.


Houston Newsmakers: A conversation with senatorial candidate Dr. David Alameel.

Dr. David Alameel speaks with Khambrel Marshall on Houston Newsmakers


Sábado Gigante, make way for the Cornyn-Alameel show

On Oct. 24, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic rival David Alameel will participate in what for now is their only debate. It will be conducted, unsurprisingly, in English. But it will be broadcast exclusively on Univision the next night, dubbed in Spanish. If it sounds like a skit from Univision’s antic “Sábado Gigante,” with which the debate will share the Spanish-language network’s lineup that Saturday night, it is not. It is just how things have worked out. So far. Felicitas Cadena, community affairs manager for the Univision affiliate in Dallas, which is organizing the debate, said the station is looking for an English-language media partner to broadcast the debate in the original English at 10 p.m. Oct. 25, the same time Univision will be airing it across the state. The station also is open to having the debate live-streamed when it is taped at Mountain View College in Dallas on the evening of Oct. 24. Reporters can cover the debate live and tweet and write about it at will.

Hablas español? Good, if you want to understand Cornyn-Alameel debate

For Texans hoping to see – and understand – the only scheduled debate between Sen. John Cornyn and challenger David Alameel, you’d better be able to speak Spanish. Nearly two weeks after the rivals agreed to meet face-to-face on Oct. 24 in Dallas, only the host network, Univision, plans to air the debate. And its stations will dub it into Spanish for broadcast the next nigh


About Dr. David Alameel

Democrat David Alameel believes in the American Dream because he has lived it himself. He came to America when he was just twenty years old leaving behind his large Lebanese Christian family. David pumped gas and worked in the fields to help his family. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, then worked his way through college and received a Dental degree from the University of Texas. Later he moved to Dallas and founded a network of dental clinics that grew into a multi-million dollar enterprise. In recent years he sold that business and has become a highly successful investor and an expert in financial markets. He is a strong critic of Wall Street and says we must reform current policies "that subsidize big banks and corporations and hurt the middle class."

Dr. Alameel and Martha, his wife of 42 years, have two grown children, Mark and Nadya, and one grandson. Dr. Alameel has served on various civic boards and organizations in the Dallas area. He is an active philanthropist, with an emphasis on educational opportunity. He founded the Alameel Foundation to provide community services in the DFW area, and he serves as President of the League of Latin American Citizens Greater Texas LULAC Council. 

Dr. Alameel has been an active supporter of Democratic causes and candidates in Texas. He received the "Centennial Award" from President Bill Clinton in 1999.


- Dr. David Alameel

"I will fight to make sure corporations pay their fair share of taxes. We need fair economic policies that create jobs and income for all American families instead of just benefiting Wall Street and the super-rich."

"I'm a veteran and a strong supporter of the military, but after 12 years, it's time for us to bring the troops home from Afghanistan and use the billions we are spending there to improve our economy at home by investing in good jobs, good schools And protecting Social Security and Medicare."

"I will NEVER vote to cut Social Security or Medicare; and I will ALWAYS fight Wall Street attempts to weaken or privatize them."

"Every child deserves the opportunity for a quality education, regardless of what neighborhood they come from."