As a former staffer for Sarah Eckhardt during her service as Travis County Pct. 2 Commissioner, I experienced Sarah’s strong work ethic, preparation, intelligence, humor, and compassion on an almost daily basis [“Brown Lands Watson and Doggett
,” News, Sept. 6]. Sarah is inclusive and comprehensive with outreach, she listens, and is unafraid to work through dissent and achieve solutions – all in the interest of sound public policy. She will meet with anyone and listen to all perspectives. That does not guarantee that she will agree. Her strongest qualification is her willingness to put what is right for the people of Travis County ahead of what is politically expedient for her.
We need a county judge working collaboratively with our other elected leaders to get the people’s work done, one who can stand up firmly for the interests of all Travis County residents. Sarah Eckhardt has what it takes and more to be Travis County judge. We need more women in public office, particularly (as in this case) when they are so clearly the most qualified for the job. Our region needs capable, experienced leaders to grapple with all of the challenges that we face.