AUSTIN, Texas - Greg Casar has officially announced he will be making a Texas Congressional run.
Casar, who represents District 4 on the Austin City Council, will be running in Texas Congressional District 35. The seat is open because longtime Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett is running for the newly redrawn Texas Congressional District 37.
In a post on social media, Casar said, "A better world is possible, if we fight for it. Organize for it. That's why I'm running for Congress. To stop the attacks on working Texans. To win Medicare For All, good jobs, affordable housing, & a strong democracy."
Just a few weeks ago in October, Casar announced that he had formed an exploratory committee for a possible congressional run.
Casar's exploratory committee included Austin Mayor Steve Adler, several other Austin City Council members, Hays and Bexar County officials, labor union leaders, and community leaders like Nelson Linder and Chas Moore.
The youngest person ever elected to the Austin City Council, Casar is serving his third team. Before being elected to council, he organized alongside immigrant workers at Workers Defense Project.