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Adler and Flannigan endorse Buttigieg

Monday, April 15, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

When Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg announced his candidacy on Sunday, two Austin City Council members were on hand to endorse the bid. Mayor Steve Adler introduced Buttigieg in South Bend, Indiana, as “my friend, my colleague as a mayor, and my mentor.” He continued, “In a day where government is so dysfunctional at a national level, so polarized in too many states, like my own state of Texas, it is local government where government works best.” Adler noted that “Mayor Pete” was a standout at the Conference of Mayors. “The irony was not lost on me that I was looking up to someone that was shorter than I was, that was younger than me, a mayor from a smaller city than mine and from a different part of the country …. Mayor Pete is a mayor’s mayor, he is a mayor among mayors.” City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan was also in attendance at the announcement, and threw his support behind Buttigieg as well.

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