For Immediate Release
May 24, 2019
Dallas, TX – Congressman Colin Allred endorsed State Rep. Eric Johnson on Friday to serve as the next Mayor of Dallas.
“Eric Johnson will provide the visionary, inclusive leadership that Dallas needs and that is why I am proud to endorse him for Mayor,” Congressman Allred said. “Having grown up in Dallas and served our city for years in the Texas Legislature, Eric has a unique appreciation for the challenges facing Dallas families. I believe he is ready to build on the progress we have made under Mayor Rawlings and bring our community together around ideas and solutions that will lead this great city to an even brighter future.”
Congressman Allred won a Dallas-based seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2018. He is a civil rights lawyer and former NFL football player.
“Congressman Allred ran an inspiring campaign for Congress last year and is doing great work for our community in Washington,” Rep. Johnson said. “I am honored that he has chosen to support our campaign. I look forward to working with Congressman Allred on issues that matter to all Dallas families, including education, public safety, housing and economic growth.”
Congressman Allred is the third member of the Dallas delegation in the U.S. House to endorse Rep. Johnson, following Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Lance Gooden. Rep. Johnson has also been endorsed by the Hon. Mike Rawlings and seven of his colleagues from the city leadership, four former Mayors of Dallas, 17 former members of the Dallas City Council, State Sen. Royce West and former Sen. John Carona, numerous current and former members of the Texas House from both parties, and five members of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees.
Rep. Johnson is running an expansive grassroots campaign that focuses on improving workforce readiness, strengthening ethics, boosting education and bringing Dallas together. He has represented Dallas-based District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives since 2010 and been a leading voice for expanding access to early childhood education, fighting public corruption, funding much-needed street repairs, and improving public safety.
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