It’s hard to think of Austin Democrats without Elliott Naishtat. Yet after 26 years the soft-spoken, hardheaded dean of the Travis County delegation is headed to a well-earned retirement. A principled pragmatist that even hard-line conservatives could never ignore, he authored literally hundreds of bills that have improved the lives of Texas’ most needy and defenseless, and fought the good fight on issues like medical marijuana when everyone else called it a lost cause. We’ll see you in the buffet line, Elliott.
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