Mike Martinez, Latinos For Texas Endorsed candidate for Austin City Council, Place 2, has received the Austin Chronicle endorsement - Congratulations!
Early Voting begins next week. Blockwalking continues this weekend, so get out and make a positive impact on this little city.
BREAKING NEWS: Austin Chronicle endorses Mike’s vision for Austin!
“…On balance we’ve decided that Martinez represents more of what the council needs right now. He’s been dramatically successful as president of the Austin Association of Professional Firefighters, winning collective bargaining and using that right to improve the lot of his members, while yet engaging the broader departmental issues – like staffing and resources – with the council in a manner that wins allies rather than alienates opponents.
He’s also lent his voice and energies on broad progressive issues, and in particular he’s worked effectively to move the fire department forward on questions of diversity and equity. Moreover, his specific experience in negotiations is likely to pay dividends on the dais, where council members all too often find themselves effectively negotiating for authority with city staff – Martinez is unlikely to be easily rolled.”
– Austin Chronicle, April 27th, 2006
Read it all at: Austin Chronicle Endorsement!