TX-35: Greg Casar (D)
Greg Casar is an Austin City Council member and movement organizer who has supported working families from San Antonio to Hays County to East Austin. The proud son of Mexican immigrants, he has passed policies to protect families from being separated, raised wages for thousands of workers, and has successfully fought to expand civil rights protections.
As a Council member, he authored the paid-sick-days laws that passed in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas. He also raised wages for the City’s lowest-paid employees from $7.25/hour to $15/hour with health care benefits.
When the State Legislature threatened to close the Planned Parenthood in East Austin, he worked with the city-supported clinic to keep it open.
He kept immigrant families from being separated by leading the statewide campaign against Texas Senate Bill 4—the infamous “Show Me Your Papers” law. He authored “Freedom City” policies that have reduced discriminatory arrests across Texas, and he worked to get those policies passed in San Antonio, Austin, and Hays County.
Casar lives with his fiancé Asha Dane’el and their dog Coco.
The above was sourced from the candidate’s website.