Photos: McAllister, family announce re-election bid Photos: McAllister, family announce re-election bid Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, second on right, stands with his wife and children Monday as he announces his decision to run for re-election during a press conference at the American Legion Hall in Forsythe Park in Monroe. Advocate story Comments Monroe – U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister announced Monday that he would run for reelection after all. McAllister, who assumed office in November, had said he would not seek reelection after being caught kissing a married staffer. McAllister, of Swartz, has been married for 16 years and ran on a staunch family values platform. But constituents told him he acted too hastily, McAllister says. McAllister released a statement moments ahead of a press conference at the American Legion Hall in Monroe.