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Central Austin Dems weigh in on Council races
Monday, September 28, 2020 by Jo Clifton
Central Austin Democrats announced Sunday that it was endorsing David Chincanchan for the District 2 City Council seat and newcomer Jennifer Mushtaler for the District 6 seat currently held by Council Member Jimmy Flannigan. Mushtaler, an OB/GYN, emphasizes the fact that she is a doctor on her website. The group also endorsed incumbents Alison Alter (District 10), Leslie Pool (District 7) and Greg Casar (District 4). Flannigan, who has won a number of other endorsements, could certainly argue that the opinions of people who live outside his district should not be relevant to voters in his far northwest District 6. Opponents of Chincanchan could also argue that the opinions of central-city Democrats should have little sway in District 2, which is in Southeast Austin.
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