Daily Archives: 02/06/2014

I’m Endorsing Andy Brown for Travis County Judge

AndyBrownJimHightower(Community Matters) I’m supporting Andy Brown for Travis County Judge – nothing against Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt. Andy’s really an entrepreneur – just happens to focus on political. He’s successfully launched and sustained several initiatives – political, business & community. He builds bridges and coalitions. He’s a good and inspiring manager. And, he’d be new on the commissioners court. We need new leadership at the county, city and state.

I’ve been listening to the friends of both candidates in the race for Travis County Judge. I like both candidates. Both sides have good points. And, I met with Andy this morning right after a long conversation with progressive business entrepreneurs and Robert Gibbs as we talked about what it’ll take to move us forward in a way that honestly promotes progressive values and jobs, solutions to transportation, affordability and quality of life. It codified my thinking about who is the right person for this job.

It’s highly unusual for sitting elected officials to endorse before a primary: Senator Watson, Mayor Leffingwell, County Attorney David Escamilla and Congresman Lloyd Doggett have all endorsed Andy – so do Steven and I.