Supports Eckhardt For County Judge

RECEIVED Sun., Jan. 19, 2014

Dear Editor,
    I don't like to think of myself as hypersensitive to perceptions of coded language in newspaper coverage, and since I'm an ardent Chronicle fan, I want to be careful about suggesting Michael King's article “Brown and Eckhardt Face Off in Circle C,” [Newsdesk, Jan. 14] might have more of a bias than King intended.
    I like both Andy Brown and Sarah Eckhardt, but if you want to talk preparation for the job of Travis County judge, it's hard to debate who has the deeper and more valuable experience in broad-spectrum management with positive outcomes. If we want diversity in public office, we can't limit it to a discussion of race and ethnicity: An eminently qualified Eckhardt stands to break open a white-male-dominated field, and that's diversity, too.
Ellen Sweets
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