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Austin Chronicle Endorses Mike Martinez
Mayor: Mike Martinez
As we approach early voting (Oct. 20-31), it seems that the mayor’s race has been running forever – at least since Christmas, and it appears it may be Christmas again before we close the deal. That’s been more than long enough for us to determine that Council Member Martinez is the best candidate to succeed at the job, among the eight candidates filed and the three of real distinction – Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, and attorney and …Read more »
“Austin has always been a special place to me, and I want it to be a special place for everyone — that’s why I’m supporting Mike Martinez to be Austin’s next mayor,” said Willie Nelson.
“I’m honored to have Willie Nelson‘s support — he’s a hero of mine, and something about his music has a way of uniting Texans from all walks of life,” said Mike Martinez.Read more »
“The most important thing I learned as a firefighter? No one gets left behind. Those are Austin’s values—and mine.
At the Council, I took on special interests, and fought for middle class families: Making corporations pay a living wage, and equal pay for women. Protecting our air and water from big polluters. Supporting women’s health services.
As Mayor, I’ll keep standing up for the middle class and those trying to make it—because in Austin, we don’t leave anyone behind.”
Voters have an important choice to make …Read more »