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Democratic clubs announce more endorsements

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Jo Clifton

South Austin Democrats, one of the larger local Democratic voter clubs, has announced endorsements for the March 1 primary election. Those include state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez for U.S. Congress District 35, longtime U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett for District 37, Travis County commissioners Brigid Shea and Margaret Gómez for reelection to Precinct 2 and Precinct 4, respectively. The group also endorsed Lulu Flores for Texas House District 51 and Dyana Limon-Mercado for Travis County Clerk, as well as incumbent Rebecca Bell-Metereau for State Board of Education District 5. The judicial endorsements include Beth Payán for Place 4 on the 3rd Court of Appeals. The following were endorsed for Travis County district judge seats: Daniella DeSeta Lyttle (District 261), Jessica Huynh (District 331), Brandy Mueller (District 403), Catherine Mauzy (District 419) and Laurie Eiserloh (District 455). The group also endorsed Dimple Malhotra for County Court at Law No. 4, Mary Ann Espiritu for County Court at Law No. 5 and Denise Hernandez for County Court at Law No. 6.

Meanwhile, Austin Environmental Democrats has endorsed most of the same candidates, including Payán, Lyttle, Huynh, Mauzy, Eiserloh and Malhotra. The group announced a dual endorsement for Denise Hernandez and Leslie Jane Boykin in County Court at Law No. 6. There was no endorsement in the race for County Court at Law No. 5. The Environmental Democrats also endorsed incumbents Yvonne Williams, justice of the peace in Precinct 1, and Nick Chu, justice of the peace in Precinct 5.

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