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Cofer In for Council

By Wells Dunbar, December 17, 2008, 4:50pm, Newsdesk

Last council announcement of the day, we promise! Solid Waste Advisory Commissioner and foe of plastic bags everywhere, Rick Cofer, has thrown his hat in the ring for council this spring, with plans to run for the seat being vacated by Lee Leffingwell.

Rick says he'll be focusing on "the four E's:

(1) Ethics & Open Government

(2) Economy & Jobs

(3) Environment & Energy

(4) Equity & Social Justice

Cofer's press release is below the fold; more information's available at his website, www.rickcofer.com. (Oh, and incidentally, City Hall Hustle interviews Cofer, Bill Spelman, and Chris Riley in tomorrow's print edition column!)

Last Friday, I filed paperwork at City Hall officially launching my campaign for Austin City Council. I’m looking forward to visiting with you personally about the race, and I hope that you will give me the opportunity to earn your support. Please click here to visit www.RickCofer.com to get more information about me, this campaign and to join our list of supporters.

I’m running for City Council to bring reform to City Hall. I will reaffirm our Austin values by opening up city government, creating new 21st Century jobs, safeguarding our environment, and protecting our most vulnerable.

In the next five months, I will lay out a bold agenda. Our campaign will be focused on the four Es:

(1) Ethics & Open Government (2) Economy & Jobs (3) Environment & Energy (4) Equity & Social Justice

Now more than ever, we need to think big to translate our good intentions into great policy. You know me, my record, and my values. You know that I don’t shy away from a fight; I believe challenges present opportunities, and I’m not afraid to ask the tough questions or try creative solutions.

Next May, we will likely elect five members to the City Council; we can – and must – use this opportunity to challenge the conventional wisdom about what we can and can’t do as a city. We have a long way to go until Election Day, but I hope you’ll consider joining our campaign for change today. I want to hear from you; you can always reach me at 512-771-6266. Together, we can put the keys to our city’s future back in the hands of the people of Austin.

Sincerely,

Rick Cofer (c) 512-771-6266

PS: Please click here to visit www.RickCofer.com for more information about me, this campaign and to join our list of supporters.

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