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I Support Brigid Because She Stands for Austin Affordability

Ever since I have known Brigid, she has been a strong supporter of policies to make Austin more affordable.  She has carried that commitment ever since her days as an Austin City Council Member in the 90’s.

In more recent times, Brigid was on the front lines fighting to keep the latest Austin Energy rate increase from negatively impacting low income ratepayers.  With her help, we were able to fend off the huge additional customer charges that Austin Energy was proposing.  And we maintained and improved the payment assistance program for the most economically disadvantaged.

Then her efforts extended to the Travis County Commissioners Court.  Brigid accompanied me to a strategy session with Precinct 2 Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt on property tax issues.  This meeting led to the successful passage of an increase to the Over-65 and Disabled Tax Exemption for Travis County.

In the upcoming March primary, we don’t have to wonder whether we can count on Brigid to stand up for taxpayers on the affordability issue.  That’s because she has already proven herself!  The choice for me will be an easy one.  I am urging all voters to support Brigid for the Precinct 2 race for Travis County Commissioner,

Go Brigid!

Bill Oakey, Consumer Advocate

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