Is Cost of Runoff Election Cost of Democracy or Randi Shade’s Pride?

Posted on 05/17/2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

In the Place 3 Race for Austin City Counsel, Randi Shade received only 32.05% of the vote while her opponent, Kathie Tovo received 48.88%. Texas elections call for a 50% +1 for a winner but the second place candidate can decline a runoff election if they chose to.

I am calling on Randi Shade to prove she is a true community leader by conceding defeat while also saving Austin $528,400 that it would cost for a runoff election. In times of budget cuts that are affecting social services and education plans through out the area, a true community leader would stand down instead of adding more expense to the City Budget.

Randi, is this really about Democracy or is it your hurt pride because you did not win as an incumbent?

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