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Greg Casar is a Texas native with a proven record of championing our climate and environmental justice.
Casar was born in Houston and is the child of Mexican immigrants. In 2014, Casar became Austin’s youngest city council member, and was reelected in 2016 and 2020. During his tenure as a city councilor, Casar championed a number of progressive bills, including legislation to electrify Austin’s public transportation fleet as well as increase the use of renewable energy. In 2019, Casar pushed Austin Energy to increase its share of power generated from renewable sources to 56%. Casar is a strong supporter of the Green New Deal and believes that we must take bold steps to address climate change.
As a representative, Casar will fight for environmental and racial equity, a just and equitable transition to a clean energy future, and modernizing the power grid in Texas.
Casar joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of Representative Lloyd Doggett, who successfully ran for reelection in the 37th Congressional District after redistricting and earned a 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“During the Texas Winter Storm, we saw first hand how working class neighborhoods were left to fend for themselves for days or weeks while the state’s top officials blamed renewable energy or flew to the beach. Texans deserve leadership who will fight and deliver on climate action.”
– LCVAF Press Release