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AED revises endorsements in districts 6 & 9

Friday, September 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Since the publication of our story on the latest round of Austin Environmental Democrats endorsements, president Ted Siff tells us there is new information. Though the group initially said it did not endorse any candidate in the District 6 race, a review of their bylaws showed that they endorsed both Matt Stillwell and Jimmy Flannigan. Because there are more than two candidates in the District 6 race, only 40 percent of the vote is required to earn an endorsement, not 60 percent. That information had AED reviewing previous endorsements, as well, and they found a similar situation in the District 9 race. Though the group previously said they did not endorse a candidate in that race, both Kathie Tovo and Chris Riley earned more than 40 percent of the vote, and have been belatedly co-endorsed by the Austin Environmental Democrats.

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