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Busy campaign party night tonight

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Jo Clifton

A number of notable former public officials are among the list of hosts for a fundraising party for District 10 candidate Sheri Gallo tonight at the Headliners Club. They include former Mayors Bruce Todd (1991-1997), Lee Cooke (1988-91) and Ron Mullen (1983-1985) as well as Gallo’s father, former Mayor Pro Tem Edgar Perry (1962-63). Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty and former state Reps. Terral Smith and Patrick Rose are also hosting the party, as is Ann Butler, the widow of former Mayor Roy Butler. The party runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. At least some of those attending will probably then mosey over to Saengerrunde Hall, next to Scholz Garten, for a reception honoring retiring County Judge Sam Biscoe. Sarah Eckhardt, the incoming county judge, helped organize the event, which begins at 5 p.m. She said several individuals, including former Judge Bill Aleshire, County Attorney David Escamilla, Pete McRae and Christian Smith donated to finance the party as did AFSCME and the two law enforcement unions. Mayoral candidates Steve Adler and Mike Martinez will have just a few minutes to drop by the Biscoe party before heading off to a forum on environmental matters at 7 p.m. at Threadgills. Hosting that event is the Austin Eco Network. For those who just want to watch on TV, the event will be live on Channel 16 and will be rebroadcast several times before Election Day.

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