AUSTIN (KXAN) – Current Austin City Councilor Greg got married launches its campaign for Texas’ newly designed Congressional District 35 on Saturday – with three central Texas parties.
Casar, a Democrat, announced his race last week in a Twitter video, saying: “A better world is possible if we fight for it. That’s why I am running for Congress. To stop the attacks on workers Texans. To win Medicare for all, good jobs, affordable housing and a strong democracy. “
District 35 is currently occupied by Rep. Lloyd Doggett, but the Democrat said he will leave the seat to line up in District 37, which also has new lines. The new District 35 encompasses most of Travis County east of Interstate 35, but snakes south down the freeway through Hays and Comal counties, all the way into Bexar County and parts of San Antonio.
Several notable state and local individuals will attend the event, including former State Senator Wendy Davis, Travis County DA José Garza and Austin Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison.
Casar has been a member of the Austin City Council since 2015, representing District 4 in central Austin. His current term is set to expire in 2025.
Events will be held in San Antonio, San Marcos and at the Native Hostel in downtown Austin at 19.00