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Gauldin enters District 7 race

Friday, June 24, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Speculation that Natalie Gauldin would be running for the District 7 City Council seat has proved to be true. Gauldin will face off against incumbent Leslie Pool. On Thursday, Gauldin confirmed the launch of her campaign with a Facebook post that read, in part, “I am not a career politician. I never planned to run for office, and would not be running for City Council if it wasn’t for the outpouring of encouragement from many community leaders, local advocates, and concerned neighbors. They know we need change for District 7 and believe I’m the right person for the job. … It will be very difficult to overcome the political machine working behind my opponent. Her group of supporters have been running Austin for decades; their regressive policies are responsible for the tremendous challenges we all face with the increasing cost of living and crippling traffic congestion. And, unfortunately, her backers don’t have realistic plans to solve these problems.” In other words: It’s on.

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