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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano
Coming in just under the wire, the Burnt Orange Report issued its list of City Council candidate endorsements Sunday. BOR offered a dual endorsement for mayor, supporting both Sheryl Cole and Mike Martinez. The other races were more clear cut, and the publication endorsed the following candidates: DeWayne Lofton (District 1), Delia Garza (District 2), Sabino “Pio” Renteria (District 3), Greg Casar (District 4), Ann Kitchen (District 5), Matt Stillwell (District 6), Jeb Boyt (District 7), Ed Scruggs (District 8), Chris Riley (District 9), and Mandy Dealey (District 10). Also, despite not earning the highest “grade” from ChangeAustin, District 10 candidate Jason Meeker has earned the group’s sole endorsement out of 78 candidates. ChangeAustin explained on its website, writing: “We figured out that if District 10 voters do not target their votes, we’ll wind up with the same kind of failed leadership of the past representing District 10.” ChangeAustin wrote out a score card for candidates, handing out traditional letter grades to those who completed their survey. In District 10, they awarded Marjorie Burciaga and Robert Thomas “F” grades, Mandy Dealey a “D,” and Bill Worsham a “B-.” Though Tina Cannon received an “A+,” that wasn’t enough for the endorsement, which went to “A” student Meeker.