I love my city!
For more than 25 years, I’ve been part of this incredibly creative and vibrant metropolis where in one October weekend, you can do everything from celebrate the legacies of local trailblazers to enjoy Bollywood entertainment at a swanky ball. This past weekend, I did both! (And I hardly scratched the surface. I didn’t even get to participate in one of my favorite events, the Texas Book Festival.)
On Saturday morning, I was honored to speak at an event honoring the work of local Chicana activist Susana Renteria Almanza. Alongside former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Council Member Mike Martinez, County Commissioner Margaret Gómez and so many other phenomenal leaders, I was thrilled to help pay tribute to Almanza who has spent her life championing the very causes I believe in--issues ranging from social justice and equality to helping foster a robust and fair economy and protecting our environment.
(I was so proud to speak at a Southwest Key ceremony dedicating a beautiful mosaic in honor of local activist and hero Susana Almanza.)
After the ceremony, I was able to do some work on my campaign before getting all dolled up to attend the Asian American Resource Center’s fabulous black-tie Autumn Ball gala where one of the most entertaining moments of the night was watching Council Member Martinez shake his stuff on the stage, Bollywood style!
(Here I am with former Austin mayor Gus Garcia at the Asian American Resource Center’s Autumn Gala on Saturday night. I am wearing a vintage silk evening jacket my mother had made in Hong Kong in the 1950s when she and my dad were traveling in Asia.)
People who know me will tell you how determined I am to tackle the challenges we experience as residents of Austin and Travis County, and I have a 25-year track record to prove it. But, they will also tell you how proud I am to be an Austinite, and how much I love experiencing all the new talent and creativity our city has to offer.
There is plenty of work to be done, and as Travis County Commissioner I will continue my 25 years of service to the people who live in the Austin/Travis County area. Supporting me also means supporting a candidate who enjoys being out in the community and having a bit of fun!
Thank you for reading, and thank you for supporting my campaign!