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AFSCME endorses Chincanchan, incumbents

Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Jo Clifton

The union representing city, county and state employees has endorsed David Chincanchan in the race for Place 2, the seat being vacated by Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza. Longtime AFSCME employee Jack Kirfman told the Austin Monitor that the group was “going with David,” citing his work for Council Member Pio Renteria. “He’s a great policy guy, very simpatico” with workers issues and will have very little learning curve if he is elected, he said. Kirfman said Chincanchan’s opponent, Vanessa Fuentes, seemed very intelligent but has much less experience than her opponent. AFSCME is also endorsing all the current Council members running for reelection, including Alison Alter (District 10), Leslie Pool (District 7), Jimmy Flannigan (District 6), and Greg Casar (District 4). ” I think all of the incumbents deserve to be endorsed and reelected,” he said. “I think they’ve performed in a thoughtful and forward-looking way” during a difficult time.

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