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Eckhardt announces candidacy for county judge

By Farzad Mashhood - American-Statesman Staff

Sarah Eckhardt, a Travis County commissioner since 2007, said Wednesday that she will run for county judge next year.

In a widely expected announcement, Eckhardt met with about 100 supporters in the backyard of her mother’s home in South Austin for the lunchtime event Wednesday. As required by state law, Eckhardt also stepped down as Precinct 2 commissioner, representing much of Central, West and North Austin, but will continue to act in that capacity until a replacement is appointed by Judge Sam Biscoe in the next month.

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