From Leslie Pool, candidate for City Council, District 7
I am pleased to announce that I am running for Council District 7 on the Austin City Council.
We need a strong voice to protect our neighborhoods, our environment and our quality of life. Key elements of the kind of city where we want to live – affordability and sustainability – seem to be slipping away. I have lived and worked in Austin for 34 years. During that time, I raised a family, and served our community as a volunteer, a member of city commissions and citizen bond task forces, and volunteered at my daughter’s school and for many local organizations.
My firm grasp on the issues affecting us and my history of advocacy for a livable city will be instrumental in moving Austin forward under the new single-member districts system.
The outpouring of encouragement I’ve received to enter this race from so many neighbors, friends, and colleagues is very humbling and energizing. It will be a tough race, but I’m ready and I know we will succeed with the help and support of the residents in Council District 7.
I am proud to have the support of many neighborhood, community, and city leaders, including Council Member Laura Morrison and Democratic nominee for County Commissioner Precinct 2 and former City Council Member Brigid Shea.Their willingness to support me publicly is wonderful, and they have chosen to go one step further to share some thoughts about my candidacy:
Hon. Laura Morrison: “Leslie Pool has been serving the residents of Austin for decades as a community volunteer, as a member of city boards and commissions, and as a champion for neighborhoods. On the City Council, Leslie will be a strong voice for all residents of District 7.”
Hon. Brigid Shea: “I have known Leslie Pool for over 20 years. She works tirelessly, listens thoughtfully, and shares my passion for protecting our environment and making corporations pay their fair share of property taxes to lessen the burden on Austin homeowners.”
Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon about my campaign kick-off event. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at Leslie@LesliePoolforAustin.com.
I look forward to visiting with you soon along the campaign trail.
And now – onward to November!
Candidate, Council District 7