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Nortey running for County Commissioner

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

It’s official. James Nortey is running for Travis County commissioner in Precinct One. Though it’s been an open secret for a while now, Nortey officially threw his hat into the ring on Tuesday, and announced that he will be running to replace retiring County Commissioner Ron Davis. In a statement to the press, Nortey said, “Too many people feel like they’re barely holding onto their community and their homes. I’m running because we need smart, innovative, energetic approaches to government that protect and enhance the quality of life of our current neighbors and lay the groundwork for expanded opportunity for future generations.” Nortey has served on the city of Austin Planning Commission, as chair of the Mueller Neighborhood Association, as president of the Black Austin Democrats, and as vice chair of the Capital Area Progressive Democrats, among other things. Professionally, he is an associate at Duggins Wren Mann & Romero LLP.

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