For Immediate Release
November 16, 2009
African-American Media & Communications
5445 Almeda Rd.
Houston, TX. 77004
FAROUK SHAMI: I’M RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR OF TEXAS
Texas Businessman Seeks Highest State Office
HOUSTON, TX – Farouk Shami, the owner of Farouk Systems, Inc. a Houston-based company which employs over 2500 people, believes that “Made in the USA” is the strongest brand in the world. As creator of the CHI and other consumer products, he has created thousands of jobs in Texas. Farouk will announce his candidacy for the office of Governor of Texas at 2:30pm on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at his CHI USA Factory, located at 880 E. Richey Road. He will be competing in the March 2, 2010 Democratic primary.
Forty-four years ago, Farouk arrived in America with little more that $71 and a willingness to achieve the American Dream. Since then, he has founded Farouk Systems, Inc., the company responsible for the world-renowned brands BioSilk and CHI, which are currently sold in 106 countries. His company employs in excess of 2500 Americans and has drastically changed the way in which hair products are made and sold in the United States. In addition to being a successful businessman, Farouk is also a noted philanthropist, inventor, and community leader.
“I’m a doer and not a talker,” Farouk said, “and I am 100 percent sure I will be the next governor of Texas.”
Farouk’s candidacy is driven by a desire to help Texas achieve premier status in education, economic development, and environmental preservation. As governor, Farouk will help jump start the economy, create good paying jobs, improve our schools and provide affordable health care. He refuses to accept a penny from special interest money, so he can always put the peoples’ interest first and can shake up the political status quo in Austin.