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Commissioner Daugherty retires

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by Seth Smalley

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, who has served on the Commissioners Court since 2002, was honored during a meeting of the Commissioners Court and recognized for his advocacy for veterans issues, his true bipartisanship and his steadfastness in service. Commissioner Brigid Shea called him a “model Republican,” a sentiment echoed by Commissioner Jeff Travillion and in public comment from Zenobia Joseph. Travillion emphasized his willingness to work with the other side, “putting constituents over party.” U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett said, “He may have wanted to pave places that I didn’t want to pave, and he certainly voted for people that I didn’t vote for, but he has exercised throughout his tenure an integrity and a commitment that is impressive and that has contributed greatly to the benefit of our community, always putting his constituents first.” In early 2020, Daugherty was the only Republican of the 51 Travis County elected officials.

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