State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez Endorses Brigid for Travis County Commissioner


Six-term Texas Representative becomes the latest elected official to extend support to Brigid Shea

November 20, 2013 — Austin, Texas —Texas Rep. Eddie Rodriguez of House District 51 has endorsed Brigid Shea for Travis County Commissioner.

”I've known Brigid for over 20 years,” Rodriguez said. “She is the kind of passionate, committed, effective leader we need in Travis County. I look forward to working with her to make life better for our citizens."

As representative serving East Austin and Southeast Travis County, Rep. Rodriguez has championed many of the same issues Shea has supported in her 25 years of public service to Austin citizens in areas of economic and small business development, job creation, affordable housing, health and human services, the environment and sustainable energy practices.

"I'm so honored to have Eddie's support,” Shea said. “He has been a breath of fresh air at the legislature. He isn't afraid to reach across the aisle to get things done while still holding true to his progressive values.”

Like Rep. Rodriguez, Shea is an active part of the Texas Democratic contingent fully committed to supporting State Senator Wendy Davis in her bid for governor.

“Rep. Rodriguez and I are both fiercely dedicated to helping turn the great state of Texas blue,” Shea said. “We both appreciate how influential our Austin/Travis County constituents are in ushering in a shift in leadership at the state level.”

This endorsement serves as a fitting precursor to the “Latinos for Brigid” mixer scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2, at Mexitas Mexican Restaurant where the public will have an opportunity to hear directly from Shea. Rep. Rodriguez will be headlining the event. Click here for details and information on how you can support Shea’s campaign.

Shea is excited to add Rep. Rodriguez’ name to the growing roster of local and state leaders who are supporting her, including State. Senator Kirk Watson, former State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, former State Rep Ann Kitchen, Westlake Mayor David Claunch, former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia, former Rollingwood Mayor Thom Farrell, and former Austin City Council members Betty Dunkerly, Jackie Goodman, and Brewster McCracken. 



November 20, 2013

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