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Local officials endorse Clinton

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Four members of the Austin City Council have joined a list of 90 Democratic public officials endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president. Clinton’s campaign announced support from the Hillary for Texas Leadership Council on Monday, according to The Texas Tribune. The group includes City Council members Delia Garza, Ann Kitchen, Leslie Pool and Kathie Tovo as well as Austin ISD board of trustees President Gina Hinojosa. Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt had already announced her endorsement. All the Democratic members of the Travis County delegation to the Legislature are also on the Clinton bandwagon, including Sen. Kirk Watson and State Reps. Celia Israel, Eddie Rodriguez, Donna Howard and Elliott Naishtat. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and several Houston and San Antonio city council members have endorsed Clinton, but San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor released a statement saying she was elected as a nonpartisan officeholder and would not be endorsing.

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