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"...– County Tax Assessor and Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant..."
"...Biscoe's proposal seemed reasonable enough, yet some believe his agenda carried a highly personal subtext, aimed directly at fellow Democrat Bruce Elfant, the most politically powerful of the five elected constables. Indeed, Biscoe appeared noticeably -- perhaps unnecessarily -- rough on Elfant in at least one of the several Commissioners Court meetings on decentralization, proposed by Biscoe during last summer's budget process..."
"...Doggett cheerfully insisted afterward that in fact a burst of get-out-the-vote volunteer support in the last week of early voting pushed him to victory, and that it was hard to anticipate the outcome in a district so new and untried. "Rick Perry tried to pick our congressman," Doggett told a packed throng of celebrants late Tuesday, "but we made it clear we'd rather pick our own." The happy crowd included Austin City Council Members Cole and Bill Spelman, state reps Eddie Rodriguez and Dawnna Dukes, just elected Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant, and a host of others..."
"...To the surprise of many, Spears is serving as Wilson's campaign treasurer. Some Travis County Democrats believe it would have been more traditional and polite of her to first tell frontrunner Bruce Elfant that she was throwing her support behind Wilson...."
"...However, Spears' top lieutenant, Dusty Knight, is also retiring at the end of the year, Biscoe said, adding that an interim appointee with no interest in running for the office would create a level playing field for candidates vying for the seat. Thus far, Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant is the only Democrat who's expressed an interest in running for the position...."
"...It's high noon on Friday, and Constable Bruce Elfant is cruising steadily through downtown, on the lookout for an increasing number of rotten scoundrels who apparently have no qualms about stealing precious pavement from the city's most vulnerable citizens. As he turns along 11th Street and passes the Capitol, the normally mild-mannered, mustached Elfant gets a gritty look in his eyes and begins gesturing at parked cars..."
"...When Voter ID was first passed, Travis County Registrar Bruce Elfant asked the secretary of state to provide the number of registered Travis County voters without valid state identification. It's impossible for the secretary of state to check whether those voters have any of the accepted U.S..."
"...Voter Registrar and Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant's office started looking into technologically based solutions for increasing the voter rolls as a response to legislative failures to adopt online registration. The hope is that Text Request – a system developed by Democratic ex-state Senator Joe Christie and offered for free to Travis County – will appeal to millennials who are used to doing all their business digitally..."
"...We believe that McCain should be given the chance to use his experience to mold a new and progressive approach to constabulary management.Travis Co. Constable, Precinct 5: Bruce Elfant While Greg Papst, the GOP challenger to three-term incumbent Elfant, also has good ideas for ways to expand the constables' mission, we believe that Elfant remains the right man for the job..."
"...While the buck may stop with Acevedo, that didn't prevent others from putting in their own two cents. Most prominently, there was Travis County Constable Bruce Elfant, who's provided countless officers to cover Austin events..."
"...Travis County is still reckoning with the Department of Public Safety's bust at the tax assessor's primary and satellite offices last Friday afternoon that resulted in the arrest of seven people on various charges related to a suspected license plate forgery scheme. Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant briefed county commissioners on Tuesday, telling them he was "sickened" that the operation had occurred under his watch..."
"...The majority of the roughly 2,500 inmates in Travis County are eligible to vote, but many aren't aware of that right. A new initiative, introduced Monday morning by Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant and Sheriff Sally Hernandez, is planning to fix that..."
"...Bruce Elfant is sworn into office Tuesday, with his wife, Lisa Harris, at his side. In his new role as Travis County tax assessor-collector and voter registrar, Elfant vows to play a more aggressive role in voter registration efforts, including pushing for change at the state level to allow for online registration and doing his part to help eliminate historically low turnout in local elections..."
"...The decision sparked an immediate outcry from local Democratic activists and at least one elected official – Travis County Constable Bruce Elfant, who has garnered the group's endorsements over the years. Indeed, the local caucus, a nonpartisan but Democratic-leaning organization with male and female members, has a long history of supporting political candidates of either gender who are committed to feminist causes..."
"... In other county news, Constable Bruce Elfant reports the abuse of handicapped parking placards is still rampant in Travis Co. Last year, Commissioners funded a deputy constable position that specifically dealt with the abuse and misuse of handicapped parking placards..."
"... Travis Co. Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant has joined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in bemoaning a version of the new federal appropriations bill, passed by the House just before Thanksgiving, which would reduce funding for child support enforcement activities..."
"...Over in Precinct 5, incumbent Constable Bruce Elfant is facing a challenger whose vision of the office is akin to McCain's. GOP candidate Greg Papst, a former AISD cop and Precinct 5 deputy who is currently a reserve deputy for Precinct 3, believes that Elfant's office needs to be more aggressive in pursuing deadbeat dads..."
"...We can say, 'Look, people in your county support or are against this.'" The second referendum was promoted by Travis Co. Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant, who said, "During the last legislative session, we had a constitutional amendment [proposed] to prohibit this, but it got laughed out of the Capitol, because they couldn't balance the [state] budget without doing it on the backs of local governments."..."
"...In last week's Chronicle (Oct. 20), you endorsed Bruce Elfant for Constable, Pct..."
"...Get Out the Vote! Beloved Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant has reason to smile this week: Roughly 90% of eligible voters in the county registered for November's election. Elfant said on Oct..."