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Meet Greg Casar, District 35’s newly elected congressman

Former Austin City Councilman Greg Casar has already charted a different course than many Democratic elected leaders in Texas.

In an election cycle dominated by talk of guns and abortion rights, he won a seat representing Texas’ 35th Congressional District by focusing on societal inequities like income and access to health care that were exacerbated by the pandemic.

If there was any question about his political influences, Casar put them to rest campaigning alongside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) at Texas State University in San Marcos in October, declaring the Democratic Socialist former presidential hopeful an inspiration for the next generation of progressive leaders like himself.

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