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Sarah Eckhardt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 02-MS18

Scope and Contents

This finding aid provides subject files and bonds and oaths kept and maintained by Sarah Eckhardt's Office from her time as a Precinct 2 Commissioner and County Judge.

Dates

  • 2004-2020

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Eckhardt was elected to the Travis County Commissioners Court to represent Precinct 2 in the 2006 elections. She was reelected in 2010. In 2013 she resigned her position on the Court in order to be eligible to run to succeed retiring long time County Judge Sam T. Biscoe. In March, 2014 she defeated Andy Brown in the Democratic primary, and that Fall she was elected Travis County Judge. She was the first woman elected to the serve as Travis County Judge. In 2018 she was reelected to a second term as County Judge.In spring 2020, when Kirk Watson announced he would resign from the Texas Senate, Eckhardt announced that she would run in the special election to succeed him, and resigned as county judge in accordance with the Texas Constitution. Her predecessor, Sam T. Biscoe, served as interim county judge until the swearing in of Andy Brown, who was elected to succeed Eckhardt in November 2020. Eckhardt now serves as a member of the Texas Senate from the 14th District.

Extent

12 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script

Repository Details

Part of the Travis County Archives Repository

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