I'm running because the people of Texas's 7th Congressional District deserve a representative who is already a partner in the community, who will make smart investments that create opportunities for all families, and who will make Washington more like Houston in the process.

- Alex Triantaphyllis

About Alex

The son of a fourth-generation Texan mother and Greek immigrant father, Alex Triantaphyllis was born and raised in Houston, where he is an active member of the community through the Welcoming Houston initiative, the City of Houston's Equitable Economic Development Committee, and the Plan Downtown Steering Committee, among other efforts.

He is currently the Director of Immigration and Economic Opportunity at BakerRipley (formerly Neighborhood Centers), Houston's leading nonprofit community development organization, where he started a small business development program and oversees an immigrant legal services office.

Alex is also the founder of PAIR: Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees—a nonprofit that provides educational mentorship to refugee youth resettled in the Houston area.

Alex is a Democrat who believes in the strength and diversity of this country. In Congress, Alex will work to create jobs, make families safer and stronger, and listen to local communities so that their goals and the challenges they face are at the core of how Alex does his job.

After working for a top Wall Street firm, he chose to pursue a career advocating for community members in the Houston area. Alex has brought his experience in the legal, business, and nonprofit sectors to his work on small business, transportation, immigration, and other issues in Houston. He has learned how to do what so many politicians cannot: listen to communities, appreciate their strengths, and work alongside community members to generate ideas and solve problems.

Alex graduated from Rice University with a BA in political science and Hispanic studies, and he completed Masters in Economics coursework in Argentina. Alex is also a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Alex is married to Christina Lagos Triantaphyllis, whom he met at Rice. Christina leads public policy and strategy efforts at Collaborative for Children, a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the quality of early childhood education and care in the Houston area. They live in Houston with their infant daughter, Mina.

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