But what about the Democrats running for office?
Well, there's an interesting candidate on the scene. You may not have heard of Farouk Shami, but you have probably used his hair products and flat irons. He's a Democrat. He's a billionaire mogul. And he's campaigning for Governor of Texas.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Farouk Shami is a Palestinian-American businessman from Ramallah, West Bank, who now lives in Houston, Texas, where he runs a large hair-care and spa products company. Shami was raised as a devout Muslim but now considers himself a Quaker.
Shami has worked for decades in the field of hair-care product develoment, and attended cosmetology school in Arkansas. He is notable for having invented the first ammonia-free hair-color, after developing an allergy to the chemical that initially led doctors to encourage him to leave his profession.
His company, the Houston-based Farouk Systems, currently employs 2,000 Americans, and exports its line of hair and skin care products under the BioSilk, SunGlitz and Cationic Hydration Interlink (CHI) brands to over 50 countries worldwide.
On July 27, 2009 Farouk Systems announced they will be opening a new plant in Houston that will employ approximately 5,000 people. They plan to market the products as made in the USA.
On Nov 19, 2009 Shami announced he is running for governor of Texas as a Democrat.  The Shami campaign has faced criticism for placing signs and placards in public areas such as bridges without permission.
Shami is a member of the board of the American Task Force on Palestine.
So what do you think? Wikepedia has been known to contain errors, and I am curious about Farouk Shami's conversion to the Quaker faith. One thing is for certain . . the race for Texas Governor is becoming more interesting candidate by candidate.
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