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Gómez remains Travis County’s political iron woman

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez extended her decades-old streak of victorious campaigns Tuesday night by handily dispatching Susanna Woody in her Democratic primary. Woody, a Del Valle Independent School District trustee, had pledged to bring fresh leadership to the Commissioners Court Precinct 4 seat that Gómez has held since she first secured it in 1994. However, Woody’s message failed to resonate, and she started Tuesday night badly trailing Gómez by nearly 4,000 of the 10,824 early votes cast, a massive deficit she never overcame. Gómez, who has not lost an election since her first campaign for county constable back in 1980, will not face a Republican opponent in November.

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