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AYD reveal endorsements

Monday, October 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

The Austin Young Democrats have also endorsed in the Austin City Council election, and made their endorsements public last week. AYD endorsed Mike Martinez (mayor), DeWayne Lofton (District 1), Delia Garza (District 2), Greg Casar (District 4), Ann Kitchen (District 5), Jimmy Flannigan (District 6), Jeb Boyt (District 7), Ed Scruggs (District 8), Chris Riley (District 9), and Mandy Dealey (District 10.) Candidates had to earn 50 percent of votes to win an endorsement, and submit a questionnaire and RSVP to AYD’s forum to qualify for the ballot. According to AYD president Katherine Haenschen, the mayoral and District 8 races were decided in a runoff, District 1 was decided after two runoffs, and in District 3 more than 50 percent of those voting chose no endorsement over the candidates on the ballot. AYD also backed the Rail Bond, and encouraged Austin voters to vote “yes” on Proposition 1.

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