Eckhardt claims victory over Brown in County Judge primary race
Despite a considerable fundraising disadvantage, former Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt defeated opponent Andy Brown, former Travis County Democratic Chair, Tuesday in the Democratic Primary.
She will face Republican Mike McNamara, Libertaian Richard Perkins and other third-party candidates in November to take over the reins of the Commissioners Court when Judge Sam Biscoe retires at the end of the year.
Brown conceded the race after midnight when 95 percent of the precincts had been counted and Eckhardt led by almost 10 points.
“I feel very positive about working toward a truly progressive goal of making sure the wealth of this community circulates through the entire community,” Eckhardt said.
Brown was upbeat despite the defeat.
“We ran a great campaign. We stayed positive and focused on the issues, and I won’t stop working for a better Travis County,” he said.