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Public safety endorsements for Ellis
Monday, December 3, 2018 by Jo Clifton
Following District 8 candidate Frank Ward’s announcement that he had won endorsements from two public safety organizations, the Austin Police Association and the Austin Firefighters Association, his opponent, Paige Ellis, announced her own list of public safety endorsements. On Friday, the Ellis campaign announced that Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez and the Austin-Travis County EMS Employees Association as well as Precinct 3 Constable Stacy Suits were supporting Ellis. Ward is the Republican in the race, and has the endorsement of the Travis County Republican Party, while Ellis is a Democrat endorsed by her party as well as numerous local Democratic organizations and unions. Outgoing Council Member Ellen Troxclair, a Republican, has endorsed Ward. Mayor Steve Adler and Council members Greg Casar, Delia Garza and Ann Kitchen, all Democrats, have endorsed Ellis. Early voting continues through Friday for the Dec. 11 runoff election.
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