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Tag Archives: 2014 Travis County primary

Eckhardt, Shea, Gomez win Travis County seats

There were no surprises Tuesday in the elections for the Travis County Commissioners Court. Sarah Eckhardt handily defeated Republican Mike McNamara for County Judge by about a 2-1 margin. In Precinct 2, Brigid Shea defeated Republican Raymond Frank, also by…

Gomez cruising to sixth term as Precinct 4 Travis Commissioner

Precinct 4 Commissioner Margaret Gómez cruised to win the Democratic nomination Tuesday with 73 percent of the vote in her bid to keep her seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court.   However, her relatively unknown opponent, Del Valle School Board member…

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…

Shea easily bests two opponents for Commissioner Pct. 2 seat

Former City Council member and environmental leader Brigid Shea swept to victory in the race for the Democratic nomination for Pct. 2 Travis County Commissioner Tuesday with 66 percent of the vote as the clock struck midnight.   She will…

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Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

Ortega Carter holds off challenge to keep County Treasurer post

Incumbent Dolores Ortega Carter fought off a well-funded challenger in the Democratic Primary Tuesday to win the nomination for Travis County Treasurer. There is no Republican candidate but she will face Libertarian candidate Mike Burris on the November ballot.  …

Eckhardt leading Brown 53-46 in Early Vote

After an extremely hard fought race, former Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt took a giant step closer to being county judge tonight with an early vote lead of 53.37 percent to Andy Brown’s 46.63 percent.   The Early Vote is…

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Shea wallops two opponents in Early Vote

Former City Council Member Brigid Shea took a commanding lead tonight with nearly 65 percent of the Early Vote over her two opponents, Garry Brown and Richard Jung. Out of 7,173 votes cast, Shea had 64.94percent. Jung was a distant…

Challenger adds some interest to usually quiet County Treasurer’s race

The race in the Democratic primary for Travis County Treasurer hasn’t drawn much attention so far in this election season but that could change as the campaigns near the March 4 Election Day.   Incumbent Dolores Ortega Carter, 63, who…

Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved…

Some complain of ‘packing’ Democratic clubs for endorsements

There was an unusually fierce internal battle at Saturday’s endorsement meeting of the Central Austin Democrats. Essentially, the argument was over the fact that numerous members of the University Democrats had joined Central Austin Democrats, ostensibly so they could vote…

Still a horse race for Brown, Eckhardt in quest for County Judge spot

The two Democrats battling to replace long-time Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe have raised a combined $464,000 in campaign cash through Dec. 31. Andy Brown and Sarah Eckhardt are waging the first real battle for the top job in Travis…

Shea raises more than twice as much as nearest opponent for Pct. 2

When it comes to raising campaign funds, Brigid Shea leads the candidates in the Precinct 2 Travis County Commissioner race, with almost double the amount of contributions given to her two opponents combined. They are running for the seat vacated…

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