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Travis County welcomes Brown, Howard and Travillion

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

As expected, Democrat Andy Brown will be the new Travis County judge, officially filling Texas state Sen. Sarah Eckhardt’s empty seat. Brown will serve the remainder of Eckhardt’s term after being nominated by the Travis County Democratic Party. The court will also see a new commissioner, with former ECHO head Ann Howard defeating Republican Becky Bray with 56.88 percent of the Precinct 3 vote. In Precinct 1, Commissioner Jeffrey Travillion will hold on to his seat easily, with a staggering 75.92 percent of the vote over Republican Solomon Arcoven. During Monday’s Travis County Commissioners Court meeting, interim County Judge Sam Biscoe said he expected to hand the keys over to Brown sometime in mid-November.

Andy Brown is on the board of the Capital of Texas Media Foundation, which is the parent nonprofit of the Austin Monitor.

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