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Eiserloh announcing for Travis County attorney
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Jo Clifton
After nine years as an assistant county attorney, Laurie Eiserloh will announce today that she is running for county attorney in the March Democratic primary. Eiserloh, who has served for nine years in the county attorney’s office and leads the labor and employment team, was an assistant city attorney for eight years before moving over to the county. Prior to that, she worked as a litigator for Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She is also the former executive director of the Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby of Texas, where she served from 1990-93. Former Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Cecelia Burke is serving as her campaign treasurer. Eiserloh will likely face Judge Mike Denton, who just announced he would be retiring from the bench this month, as well as Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, who would like to run for the job but can’t make an official announcement until December if she wants to keep her current position. Attorney Dominic Selvera has also thrown his hat in the ring. County Court-at-Law Judge Elisabeth Earle, who had been considering entering the race, said last month she would not run but would continue in her current position. All the candidates are vying to succeed David Escamilla, who has announced his intention to retire at the end of his term. Eiserloh will make her announcement at the NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe, today at 2 p.m.
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