Sarah Eckhardt is Travis County’s first female county judge, serving since January 1, 2015. Judge Eckhardt presides over a Commissioners Court.

With deep roots in Austin and Travis County, Judge Eckhardt has dedicated her life in public service to improving access to opportunity for Travis County families for nearly two decades.

Judge Eckhardt is a leader who addresses the major issues that face Travis County residents.  She works to ensure that our community is green, healthy, just and mobile through weekly Commissioners Court voting sessions, community outreach and service on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Transportation Policy Board, the Community Advancement Network (CAN) Board of Directors, the Texas Conference of Urban Counties (CUC) Board of Directors and Policy Committee, the Workforce Solutions Capital Area Board of Directors and as Chair of the Clean Air Coalition. As a private citizen, Judge Eckhardt serves on Texas Freedom Network’s Board of Directors.

Judge Eckhardt learned public service and a commitment to Central Texas from her mother Nadine — aide to Lyndon Johnson and Molly Ivins, as well as a mother of four — and her father, the late Congressman Bob Eckhardt. Judge Eckhardt continues this public service tradition, while raising her two children in Austin public schools.

Judge Eckhardt is proud to be the Democratic Party nominee for re-election in 2018.