It’s clear that Colin Allred is a fan of Lower Greenville’s Corner Market. His campaign website features a photo of him in the cafe (you can spot owner and neighborhood resident Chuck Cole in the background) and his campaign video includes a few Corner Market clips.
Allred is also a Dallas ISD graduate (Hillcrest High School) and played professional football a few years for the Tennessee Titans. He now lives in the M Streets with his wife, Alexandra. They are both attorneys, and Allred cites his experience as a voting rights litigator and also in the Obama administration under Secretary of Housing Julian Castro.
— Colin Allred (@ColinAllredTX) April 19, 2017
He announced his campaign for Texas’ 32nd congressional district today and may face several other Democrats in the March 2018 primary, according to the Dallas Morning News. If he wins, he would take on U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Republican from Lakewood who has been in Congress since 1996 and held this particular seat since 2002.
Sessions moved to District 32 after District 5, where he previously served, became more Democratic after redistricting, but his seat has been identified as “vulnerable” by the Republican Party after a 2016 poll showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading then-Republican nominee Donald Trump in Sessions’ district. Sessions’ recent “raucous” town hall where some attendees chanted “Vote him out!” likely underscored those concerns.
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