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"..."It was shocking," Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt said of the funding slash. "The programs had nothing to do with the sheriff; she had no managerial control over them."..."
"...Dear Editor, I strongly urge the Chronicle to do an early report on the differences between the two Democrats running for Travis County judge [“Eckhardt Father and Daughter Day at Scholz,” News, Oct. 4]..."
"...Dear Editor, As a former staffer for Sarah Eckhardt during her service as Travis County Pct. 2 Commissioner, I experienced Sarah’s strong work ethic, preparation, intelligence, humor, and compassion on an almost daily basis [“Brown Lands Watson and Doggett,” News, Sept..."
"...According to a poll sponsored by the would-be Sarah Eckhardt campaign for County Judge, Eckhardt is recognized by a majority of Travis County voters – not so County Dem chair, Andy Brown...."
"...Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt’s State of the County address last Thursday evening may well have been called a State of the County Within the State...."
"...The Democratic candidates for Travis County judge – Andy Brown and Sarah Eckhardt – met Monday evening in a forum hosted by the Circle C Area Democrats, in a packed and lively event that contrasted the candidates’ leadership styles and approaches to problem solving – and perhaps heralded a surge in Southwest Democrats...."
"...UPDATED: At her South Austin family home, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt formally announced her candidacy; meanwhile, Travis County Democratic Party Chair Andy Brown announced his resignation in order to explore "new opportunities."..."
"...The grizzled factor was understandable, given that the occasion was a celebration of what would have been the 100th birthday of Bob Eckhardt, the liberal congressman, former state legislator, cartoonist, and co-founder of the Texas Observer. The birthday bash also served as a campaign event for Eckhardt's daughter, county judge candidate Sarah Eckhardt, providing her an opportunity to hold up her progressive credentials against those of Democratic primary opponent Andy Brown..."
"..."He held us together and gave us courage at a very dark time," said Maury Maverick of his friend and colleague Bob Eckhardt, who died Nov. 13 of a cerebral stroke..."
"...That question was followed by (since confirmed as accurate by Eckhardt campaign): "Would you be more or less likely to vote for Sarah Eckhardt if you knew that she opposed all incentives for Formula One?" with the same possible responses...."
"...A long and brutal slugfest to attain the Travis County Judge seat ended late Tuesday with former Precinct 2 Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt taking the prize in a clear 55-45 win over Andy Brown. The victory came at the end of a weird Election Day, hobbled by an early morning freeze that forced polls to open four hours later than the usual 7am start time..."
"...5, the two unions representing 1,300-plus employees of the Travis Co. Sheriff's Office announced that they are throwing their combined clout behind political newcomer Sarah Eckhardt, who is seeking to oust incumbent County Commissioner Karen Sonleitner from her Precinct 2 seat in the March Democratic primary..."
"...As progressive Democrats, Andy Brown and Sarah Eckhardt agree on nearly every major issue facing the community – they both oppose the construction of State Highway 45, they endorse the Lone Star Rail project and other multimodal transit options, and they support long-term water management plans. But at a candidate forum Monday night, the two Travis County Judge candidates did manage to differentiate themselves from each other in one key area: personality...."
"...Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt's (r) support of an outside review of emergency response times has cost her the endorsement of the union representing workers of Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services. Steve Stewart, president of the EMS employees association and chairman of its political committee, notified Eckhardt last week of the group's decision to rescind its endorsement because of the commissioner's support of hiring third-party consultants to review disparities in response times to different areas of the county..."
"...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..."
"...Dear Editors, You guys are great and our politics are generally simpatico. But I have to respectfully disagree on your abstention in Sarah Eckhardt’s race for Precinct 2 county commissioner [Endorsements, Feb..."
"...On Friday, Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt signed on to a letter addressed to Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the AG to back off his attack on recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children two years of protection from deportation and the ability to work and study. Texas, and nine other states, think the extremist and anti-immigrant President Donald Trump apparently isn’t tough enough when it comes to DACA, an Obama-era program started in 2012..."
"...Instead, he asked supporters to join him in encouraging a candidacy by Pct. 2 Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt...."
"...It’s no secret that the campaign for Travis County Judge has had a nasty edge – notably Sarah Eckhardt’s persistent claim that Andy Brown is courting support from “special interests” with business before Commissioners Court. Trouble is: Eckhardt has courted the very same people...."