Party On

The local Green and Libertarian parties held their respective Travis County conventions last weekend, nominating a field of candidates to run in the general election. On the Green ticket, nominees include: Jennifer Fox, county clerk; Rae Petersen, Pct. 3 county commissioner; Austin Dullnig, Dist. 14, state senate; Sarah Dubose, Dist. 47, state representative, and Darren Scharf, Dist. 51, state representative. Additionally, Lesley Ramsey is expected to win nomination for Dist. 10 State Board of Education at the Green Party's district convention, from 9-10am Saturday at Central Market's central location on North Lamar.

Travis County Libertarians, meanwhile, nominated a record slate of candidates, starting with Michele Messina, who won the Dist. 10 U.S. House nomination over Aron Matushenko; Marianne Robbins, Dist. 14, state senate; and state representative nominees Dave Nalle, Dist. 46; Erich Schwarz, Dist. 47; Michael Badnarik, Dist. 48; Robert "Rock" Howard, Dist. 49; Rob LeGrand, Dist. 50, and Aaron Day, Dist. 51. In County Commissioner races, Bill Brooks was the write-in nominee for Pct. 3; Thomas Allen is the Pct. 2 candidate, while Wes Benedict is running in Pct. 4. Jason Pratt is the County Judge nominee. Justice of the Peace candidates include Celeste Harrison, Pct. 1; Steven Adams, Pct. 2; Dale "Sam" Malone, Pct. 3, and John Airheart, Pct. 4. Also, Karl Joerger is the nominee for county treasurer, and Edward Cox the nominee for county clerk. New Libertarian Party leaders for Travis County are Pat Dixon, county chair; Wes Benedict, secretary, and Pat Wedel, treasurer.

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