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Austin Board of REALTORS® Announces Endorsements for 2012 Mayoral and City Council Races

AUSTIN, Texas – April 5, 2012– The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) announced today its endorsement of the following candidates in the 2012 City of Austin General Election:

  • Mayor – Lee Leffingwell;
  • City Council Place 2 – Mike Martinez;
  • City Council Place 5 – Bill Spelman; and
  • City Council Place 6 – Sheryl Cole.
Members of ABoR’s Governmental Affairs and Political Action Committees interviewed candidates and reviewed written responses to a questionnaire focused on private property rights, transportation, water supply, energy and affordability and the future of Austin’s economy.

“We are pleased to endorse the incumbents for Austin Mayor and City Council,” said 2012 ABoR Chairman Leonard Guerrero. “These candidates share ABoR’s vision for the growth and development of Austin.”

“I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Austin Board of REALTORS®," said Mayor Leffingwell. "Buying a home is often the biggest investment people can make in their future, and I am grateful for the folks who help Austinites realize their dreams of homeownership. I look forward to continuing to work for an affordable Austin."

The 2012 City of Austin General Election will take place on May 12. Early voting begins April 30 and ends May 8. For more voting information, visit ABoR’s Elections page.

For questions regarding ABoR’s endorsements, contact ABoR’s Government Affairs Coordinator Christina Ortiz at 512-454-7636, ext. 1501.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® is a non-profit, voluntary organization representing more than 7,800 licensed REALTORS® in Central Texas. For further information, please contact Angela Brutsché at 512-454-7636, ext. 1300.

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