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Escamilla adds his name to Eiserloh endorsers
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Jo Clifton
Voters will select a new Travis County Attorney in the July 14 Democratic runoff election since David Escamilla announced he would be retiring from the job at the end of the year. On Tuesday, Escamilla announced he was endorsing Laurie Eiserloh, an assistant county attorney, over her opponent, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza. Escamilla said in a prepared statement, “We need a county attorney who is not only capable of doing the job well, including providing legal advice to dozens of county officials, but one who has the courage and character to fight for what’s right for our community.” Taking a swipe at Garza over her limited legal experience, Escamilla added, “Laurie is the only candidate in the race with the necessary legal experience to protect the interests of the county and its residents. And Laurie has proven many times she can unite diverse stakeholders to fight for our progressive community values. Given the events of the last few months, we need that now more than ever.” A majority of Garza’s colleagues on City Council have endorsed her, including Mayor Steve Adler and Council members Greg Casar, Pio Renteria, Natasha Harper-Madison, Jimmy Flannigan and Paige Ellis. Council Member Leslie Pool has endorsed Eiserloh.
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