Judicial Forum – Dec 8

December 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

The East Austin Leadership Program hosted the first ever Travis County Judicial Forum at our Community Center in East Austin last night. Many citizens are unaware that judges are elected here, so this was a chance to meet the candidates and hear their views first hand.

Last night the judges running for the Criminal courts each spoke to why they were the best candidates and answered questions from the audience.  A big thanks to the candidates (in alphabetical order) John Lipscombe, Mindy Montford, Karen Sage, Edith Schatelowitz and Olga Seelig, who were introduced by Southwest Key’s Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Nelson, and  “mc’d” by ex-Austin mayor, Gus Garcia.

The event was well attended with local residents and voters from all over Austin and drew such luminaries as Matt Glazer of Burnt Orange Report, Michael King of the Austin Chronicle and David Kobierowski of KOOP Radio’s “A Neighborly Conversation.”

Posted a few photos below, and hope to see you at next weeks Civil Courts forum which will follow the same format and takes place on December 15 at 5:30pm, again at Southwest Key Programs Community Center at 6002 Jain Lane, Austin.

Everyone is welcome, attendance is free and light refreshments and food will be served.  And a huge shout out to all of the dedicated East Austin Development Program members who made this event happen.

Candidates John Lipscombe and Olga Seelig

gus garcia with 299 district court contestants

Southwest Key's COO Jennifer Nelson welcomes all

meet n greet was busy


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