County Judge candidate Andy Brown logged endorsements from a pair of elected officials at a campaign event Thursday in East Austin.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and state Sen. Kirk Watson, both Austin Democrats, told a crowd of about 150 people they are backing Brown, the former county Democratic Party chair running against former county commissioner Sarah Eckhardt in the March primary. The county judge chairs the policy-making and budget-setting commissioners court and sets the agenda for the government with nearly $500 million in property tax revenue. The seat, now held by the retiring Sam Biscoe, will be open in the 2014 election for the first time since Biscoe first won it in 1998.
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