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Saturday, September 23 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Local Control vs. Local Liberty

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Who gets to decide how cities and counties operate: mayors, council members and voters, or the state?

Supported by Texas Municipal League

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David Brown (mod.)

Host and Managing Editor of the Texas Standard
Brown is the host and managing editor of Texas Standard, a statewide public radio program produced at the studios of KUT News in Austin in association with KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio, along with media partners across Texas. He is... Read More →

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Sarah Eckhardt

Travis County Judge
Eckhardt has served as judge since 2015. Prior to her election, she spent 8 years working as an assistant attorney for the county and was elected to the Commissioners Court in 2006. Eckhardt also serves on the Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization... Read More →
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Gina Hinojosa

State Representative
Hinojosa, D-Austin, is in her first term representing House District 49. She sits on the House Economic & Small Business Development, Homeland Security & Public Safety, and Administration committees. Previously, Hinojosa served on the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees... Read More →
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Don Huffines

State Senator
Huffines, R-Dallas, has represented Senate District 16 since 2015. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs & Border Security Committee and sits on the Administration, Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and Natural Resources & Economic Development committees... Read More →
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Clay Jenkins

Dallas County Judge
Jenkins has served as County Judge since 2011. Previously, he served as a lawyer on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and a former clerk with the Texas Supreme Court. Jenkins is the President of Jenkins & Jenkins, his Dallas-based law firm. Jenkins is also a member of the Dallas Criminal... Read More →
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Chris Paddie

State Representative
Paddie, R-Marshall, has represented House District 9 since 2013. He sits on the House Calendars, Licensing & Administrative Procedures, and State Affairs committees. Paddie authored House Bill 100, which set statewide regulations on ridesharing services. He previously served on the... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Calhoun Hall, Classroom 100