A Texas military veteran will challenge a Democratic Party incumbent for his congressional seat at the general election.
Republican candidate Floyd McLendon will fight Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) for his seat in the Lone Star State’s 32nd Congressional District on Nov. 3.
The former Navy SEAL who has served his country for the past 25 years hopes his run for public office will change what he describes to be a “lack of leadership” and low level of military veteran representation in Congress.
“Having served my country I want to continue to do so,” he told the “Fox and Friends.” “We also need to increase the representation of military veterans to help pass legislation. It is only about 21 percent if you look back at the 1970s we had about 70 percent of our military veterans who were representing [in] Congress.”
McLendon is running a “grass-roots” campaign that aims to empower people in his district who are tired of Democrats wasting taxpayer money and government resources on trying to impeach the president.
“[My fellow constituents] do not have a representative to communicate with them, they do not have a representative to hear their voice, and they do not have a representative who they have faith in,” he said. “It is a relationship that needs to be rebuilt with myself as the leader … who will go to Washington D.C. and, based off of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation that America is built on, fight for [them.]”
The candidate is promising to return “power” to the “people.”
“It is in the vote,” he said. “That is what I am bringing to the table in District 32 because they had it for a long time and we need that more representation like that in Congress.”
Allred unseated Republican predecessor Pete Sessions during the 2018 midterm elections after he had held the 32nd congressional seat since the year 2003 according to Fox News.
McLendon hopes the 32nd congressional district will turn “red again” and is confident he has the experience to lead his constituents to victory.
“[It was] just the difficulty and the sacrifice I made,” he said. “Someone with my particular background 25 years in the Navy, 15 years as a Navy SEAL.”
The candidate vowed to invite his constituents to help make the 32nd Congressional District a great place to work, live, and play.
“[I will] communicate and work on the issues that are best of District 32,” he said.