Local attorney Marc LaHood has announced he is entering the race to challenge current Texas House District 121 incumbent Republican Steve Allison. 

LaHood says he is entering the race because he believes Allison “is no longer serving the best interests of the families and children of our community.”

LaHood graduated from the Texas Military Institute, Trinity University, and, in 2007, Saint Mary’s University Law School. He primarily practices state and federal criminal defense. 

In light of school choice legislation being considered in the House, LaHood says that Allison’s opposition to giving parents better choices has inspired his run. 

“Steve Allison’s continued opposition to giving parents better choices and better options in the education of our children is out of step with the values of this district,” said LaHood. “As a father, I know that each of my children has unique needs, talents, and opportunities in their education. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to the education of Texas children.”

During Allison’s two terms, he has earned an “F” rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index for his votes on fiscal issues. He was also one of the 60 Republican House members who voted to impeach Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. 

Allison has received $161,400 in campaign donations from Texans for Lawsuit Reform and $159,900 from Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s campaign. 

LaHood’s policy initiatives include securing the border by creating a state Border Protection Unit, empowering parents to make the best education decisions for their child, and ensuring that every illegal vote is identified and the person behind it is held accountable. 

Texas Scorecard reached out to Allison for comment, but did not receive a response by publication. 

Primary Election Day is March 5, 2024.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.