Candidate Details

Colin Allred

House - Challenger

Colin Allred is the Democratic nominee to challenge Rep. Pete Sessions in Texas’s 32nd congressional district. Allred has spent his professional career as a civil rights attorney. After a career in the National Football League, he attended law school and started his legal career as a Special Assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of General Counsel. At HUD, he worked with then-Secretary Julian Castro to ensure that the most vulnerable Americans can live in dignity. In Texas, he has put his legal skills to work as the Dallas-Fort Worth director of the first-ever state-wide coordinated voter protection program during the 2014 gubernatorial election. He has been endorsed by JStreetPAC endorsee Rep. Joaquin Castro.

Allred is dedicated to strengthening the US-Israel alliance, and if elected to Congress, he will ensure that Israel maintains a Qualitative Military Edge in the region. Colin 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. For this reason, Allred also supports continued US aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Allred believes that the United States and Israel must work together to counter the threat that Iran poses to the region. He was disappointed by the president’s decision to abandon the JCPOA, and—if elected—is dedicated to advocating for a diplomatic approach to ensuring that Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon.