Best Political Exit

Ronney Reynolds

Though we often disagreed politically with fifth-generation Austinite Ronney Reynolds during his tenure on the City Council, we offer our honest salute to the mature, gracious way he exited the race for mayor. When faced with the facts about the amount of cash and negative campaigning required to wage a competitive run-off battle against Kirk Wilson, accountant Reynolds made a pratical assessment of the figures and decided not to incur the financial or emotional debt. It was a thoughtful, disciplined, adult decision, an increasingly rare commodity in local, state or national politics.

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