Julie Wickert Blogs for Brigid

JulieMy name is Julie Wickert. I’m a home-town Austin girl and a small business owner. I’m also privileged to be among Brigid Shea’s many friends here in Austin. One day, Brigid and I were talking about work and career. I learned then that her guiding principle in making career decisions is to always seek the spot where she can make the biggest difference. 

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Sierra Club Endorses Brigid

SierraClub_Endorsement_USE.jpgAdding to an already impressive list of endorsements, the Sierra Club announced their endorsement of Brigid Shea in the race for Precinct 2 Travis County Commissioner. Shea has an extensive track record on environmental issues, including starting the Texas chapter of Clean Water Action and spearheading Save Our Springs, the strongest water protection ordinance passed by citizen initiative in the country.

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Author Sarah Bird Blogs for Brigid

Sarah Bird is a nationally acclaimed author who calls Austin home.

"Many say that affordability is just too big a problem to fix. That it’s inevitable that Austin will keep growing and keep getting more expensive and that there’s nothing anyone can do about it. I remember when they were saying a version of that about Barton Springs. That growth is inevitable and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Aren’t you all glad that Brigid Shea didn’t believe that back then?"

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Nelson Linder is for Brigid!

Austin NAACP Chapter President Nelson Linder explains why he is supporting Brigid:

This city is at a crossroads, there are a lot of folks here of all races and cultures and we are being left out. We need folks who do have integrity, who can’t be bought and paid for, who will stand firm and talk about the issues that affect our city, Brigid Shea is that person.

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Brigid Shea Releases Strong Finance Report


On Wednesday Brigid Shea's campaign for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2 released their financial report for the period of 7/1/13 to 12/31/14, demonstrating the breadth and depth of support for Shea's campaign. The announcement has already garnered the attention of several Austin media outlets, including Infact Daily. 

Infact Daily reports:

"When it comes to raising campaign funds, Brigid Shea leads the candidates in the Precinct 2 Travis County Commissioner race, with almost double the amount of contributions given to her two opponents combined. They are running for the seat vacated by Sarah Eckhardt in order to run forCounty Judge...

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Brigid's Blog: Putting the Past Behind to Open the Path Ahead

Throughout the course of my campaign I have talked about building a broad coalition of supporters and treating all persons with respect. In light of the ugly revenge politics that we are seeing in New Jersey involving Gov. Christie’s staff and the George Washington Bridge scandal, it is essential to reach out to people that we have differences with and find ways to work together. I have tried to do this in my own life over the years. For a time I thought I was done with politics, until four years ago when I made peace with one of my political “enemies,” Gary Bradley. It was such a cathartic thing to do, that I found myself willing to run for office again. By putting the past behind me I opened the path in front of me.

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Brigid's Blog: Rallying The Youth Vote

Long-time local community activist and leader, Paul Saldaña, and I are working together on a mentoring initiative to help young people learn how to exercise their civic power. We want to inspire a movement for voter participation among the youth in Travis County. According to the 2010 Census, about 153,000 of the 1 million-plus Travis County residents are 18 to 24 years old. That’s a lot of voting power just waiting to be harnessed! However, according to Travis County records, only about 35,000 voters 18 to 25 years old voted in the 2012 general election.

Read more about Brigid's thoughts on Youth Voter participation and what she wants to do to increase it.

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Susan Longley Blogs for Brigid

I’m Susan Longley. I’m owner of The Longley Group, a consulting firm in Austin. For years, I have enjoyed taking an active part in Texas’ political process as a proud Democratic volunteer and fundraiser. I’m known for having a keen mind for local and state politics. And, like so many of you, I care deeply about the great state of Texas and its capital we have the privilege to call home.

I mention this so that you have a sense of my determination to ensure that the most qualified and dedicated candidates make it into office at every level of Texas government.

I fully support Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2.

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Brigid's Blog: Joyful Holiday and Happy New Year Wishes!

I want you all to know how truly thankful I am for the support and generosity you’ve extended to my staff and me--many of you longtime friends and colleagues and others of you who have gotten to know me in my run for Commissioner. We genuinely view you as an integral part of our team. And, if you know me, you know that you are a big part of the reason I’m back on this journey to elected office. Together, I know we can make the kind of change that matters in our lives.  

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Diane Counts Blogs for Brigid

"This is the first time I’ve volunteered for a public servant. I never realized what it takes to run a campaign. Usually, I research each candidate on the web, read the newspaper or watch a debate on television, and then I vote. Not anymore. Volunteers are paramount to a campaign so I urge all you civic-minded citizens to visit Brigid’s campaign headquarters to meet her and the staff and give an hour or more of your time, pick up a yard sign or make a donation. You won’t be disappointed."

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