Colin Allred is running to represent Texas’ 32nd district in Congress. The district, on the suburbs of Dallas, is currently represented by Republican Pete Sessions. The Cook Political Report currently rates this district as a tossup.
Background and Achievements
Former NFL linebacker of the Tennessee Titans Colin Allred is running to replace incumbent Republican Pete Sessions in Texas’ 32nd district. After a grave injury, Colin attended UC Berkeley School of Law. Following his graduation, the Dallas native began to work for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He later worked for the Perkins Coie law firm, the Obama White House, and the U.S. Attorney. In each of these positions, Colin worked to expand voting rights and voter protection laws, ensure safety for all Americans, and fight for civil rights. Colin knows how to fight for equality, whether it be on the field or in Congress, he will be the best possible representative for the 32nd district of Texas.
Positions on Key Issues
- Supporter of equal pay for equal work
- Supporter of women’s reproductive rights
- Will ban conversion therapy and expand fights against HIV/AIDS
- Will ensure that transgender soldiers will be able to serve in the military
- Supporter of public education and universal Pre-K
Prospects & Opponents
Colin’s opponent, Pete Sessions, is one of the most conservative representatives members of the House. According to 538, he votes with Trump’s opinion 97.6% of the time. Hillary Clinton won this district in 2016, but Pete Sessions won because no Democrat ran against him. While he has been elected since 2004, that was his last serious race. Following his 70% win in the June primary, the Cook Political Report changed the district from Lean Republican to Toss-up.
- Feminist Majority
- Secretary Julian Castro
- Senator Kamala Harris
- Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
- Human Rights Campaign
- Planned Parenthood Action Fund
- Dallas AFL-CIO
- LCV Action Fund