Colin Allred is a proven champion for voting rights and the environment and was born and raised in Texas.
Allred is a civil rights attorney and former professional athlete who served as a Special Assistant at the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of General Counsel during the Obama Administration. More recently, he worked at the law firm of Perkins Coie as a voting rights litigator and counsel to national and state political candidates and advocacy organizations.
As a representative, Allred will work to reduce carbon pollution by helping Texas meet its tremendous clean energy potential and supporting investments in the renewable energy and public transportation sectors.
Allred joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative Pete Sessions, who earned a 2% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“Texas is a state rich with natural resources and breathtaking scenic views. But with this richness comes a responsibility to be good stewards of the land we have been blessed with. We need to elect leaders who understand the economic and environmental impacts of responsible energy policies that not only put Texans to work, but conserve the natural beauty of our great state.”
LCVAF Press Release.