Sarah Eckhardt Wins Debate Decisively

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For Immediate Release

December 10, 2013
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Sarah Eckhardt Wins Debate Decisively

“The difference is clear”

Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat running for Travis County Judge, was the clear winner of Monday night’s major KUT and In Fact Daily debate at The North Door with her single opponent, Andy Brown.

“The difference is clear,” said Nick Hudson, Sarah Eckhardt’s Campaign Manager, “Sarah won the debate decisively and controlled the discussion. She showed us that she is the only candidate with the experience and command of issues prepared to protect the environment and stand up for working people as our Travis County Judge.”

During her tenure as a Commissioner representing Precinct 2, Eckhardt held polluters accountable, opposed tax giveaways to Formula 1 and Apple, and fought for access to full spectrum reproductive services for women. If elected, she will be the first-ever female Travis County Judge.

“In his first debate with Sarah, Andy Brown’s lack of knowledge and command of the issues was plainly obvious. He is wholly unprepared for the job that he seeks,” said Nick Hudson. “While Mr. Brown was doing things like cracking jokes to eat up time on the clock, Sarah Eckhardt was answering questions directly, connecting her experience to our community values, and speaking with the gravitas and maturity that befits the position.”

Sarah Eckhardt thanked the organizers of the debate. “I’m grateful to the Capital of Texas Media Foundation, In Fact Daily, and KUT News for hosting this first-of-its-kind discussion about the issues that impact Travis County voters. We had a lively discussion about the issues that impact our friends and neighbors, including environmental protection, land use authority, and transportation.”

Sarah Eckhardt followed in the footsteps of her father, Congressman Bob Eckhardt, and became a public interest attorney after graduating from The University of Texas School of Law in 1998. Eckhardt has served the public for 15 years. In the County Attorney’s Office, she secured protective orders for domestic violence victims. Eckhardt won a seat on the County Commissioners Court in 2006. She lives in Central Austin with her husband Kurt, who is also an attorney, and her two children, Hank and Nadine. She is an adjunct professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

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