Congressman Colin Allred was elected to represent Texas’ 32nd Congressional District in one of the most high-profile races of 2018. After defeating eight-term incumbent Pete Sessions, he became the first Democrat to represent the 32nd District since its creation. Following a career in the NFL, Rep. Allred pursued a career in law, working as a Special Assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of General Counsel under then-Secretary Julián Castro. After returning to Texas, he became the Dallas-Fort Worth director of the first-ever state-wide voter protection program during the 2014 Texas gubernatorial election. In Congress, Rep. Allred sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and on the Subcommittee on the Middle East.
Rep. Allred has been a champion of J Street’s values since arriving on the Hill. He cosponsored H.Res. 326, which put Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion, and supported the resolution against bigotry and antisemitism. Rep. Allred is knowledgeable about the region. He firmly believes that both countries should work together to counter the threat Iran poses to Israel and was greatly disappointed by the President’s decision to abandon the JCPOA. He remains dedicated to advocating for a diplomatic approach to ensure that Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon. Congressman Allred also believes that the United States must play a leading role in facilitating and supporting negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, with the ultimate goal of achieving a two-state solution, and therefore supports continued US aid to the Palestinian Authority.