Two races for Travis County positions, Travis County judge and Precinct 2 commissioner, might not be getting many headlines for next month’s election, but they are generating a lot of interest. The real competition for these safe Democratic seats happened in the March primary, when Democrats Sarah Eckhardt and Brigid Shea bested their formidable opponents. Unless something unusual happens, the Democrats will win Nov. 4. Those dynamics have shifted the focus from individual campaigns to county government’s relevance and role in tackling the Austin area’s affordability and mobility crises.
Travis County judge