Lisa Birkman, Precinct 1 County Commissioner, Has A Primary Challenger

Posted in Election 2008, Williamson County at 11:43 pm by wcnews

Via the AusChron:

Steve Laukhuf, former general manager and publisher of the Round Rock Leader, announced this week his candidacy for Williamson Co. Commissioners Court, Precinct 1, becoming the first WilCo hopeful to file for the 2008 elections. Lisa Birkman is the incumbent; both are Republican in a predominately Republican county – the contest could turn out to be an interesting battle of conservative wills. It’s Laukhuf’s first bid for public office, but he’s a veteran community volunteer, with leadership roles on the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Charter Commission, Community Development Advisory Commission, and Independent School District Finance Committee, among others, to his credit. He also serves as a reserve sergeant with the Travis Co. Sheriff’s Office. As to his motive for running for commissioner, Laukhuf ruled out that winning would be a ticket to higher office. “This is the only elected office I will ever seek,” he told the Chronicle. His campaign slogan is “It’s time to work together again,” reflecting his goal to be a voice of diversity in the county. Laukhuf, who now heads his own communications firm, Round Rock-based One Voice Communications, promises he’ll be an agent of openness and compromise on the court

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