An NFL player turned voting and civil rights attorney
Born and raised in Texas’ 32nd district, Rep. Colin Allred won a stunning upset against nearly twenty-year incumbent Republican Pete Sessions. After playing for five years in the NFL, Allred attended law school and became a civil rights attorney. He served in the Obama Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Congress, Allred sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
A champion of campaign finance reform
Allred is a former voting and civil rights attorney who ran a grassroots campaign without corporate PAC money and helped lead the letter calling for a reform bill to be the first order of business in the new Congress. As co-president of the 116th Congressional Freshman Class, he has made good on his promise to lead the charge for reform by being an original co-sponsor to H.R. 1.
A critical re-election campaign
End Citizens United members and supporters fought hard to make sure Allred was elected in 2018, defeating an entrenched Republican Pete Sessions, who had a career of siding with corporate special interests over his constituents. ECU spent over $540,000 in the race. Allred’s seat was considered Lean Democrat by the Cook Political Report at the beginning of the 2020 cycle, and ECU will continue fighting to ensure he is re-elected to a second term.
Reformer at Risk?
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