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New Council endorsements announced
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Jo Clifton
Austin Environmental Democrats announced its City Council endorsements Monday, after hearing from candidates at a virtual meeting on Friday. The group endorsed David Chincanchan, candidate for District 2, and incumbent Council members Greg Casar (District 4), Jimmy Flannigan (District 6), Leslie Pool (District 7), and Alison Alter (District 10). The group also endorsed Christy Williams, who is running for a seat on the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Board of Directors. Williams is running against longtime board member Bob Larsen. Williams also won a nod from the local chapter of Clean Water Action. Chincanchan announced on his Facebook page that he had received an endorsement from the Laborers International Union of North America Local 1095, while opponent Vanessa Fuentes announced she had been endorsed by the political arm of the Austin-Travis County EMS Association. Selena Xie, president of the EMS union, said members of the association had also voted to endorse all of the incumbents running for reelection this year. Bob Nicks, president of the Austin Firefighters Association, told the Austin Monitor that he expects his members to make a decision about their endorsements this week.
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