Carole Keeton Strayhorn running for mayor of Austin

Many of you will not be surprised to hear that the Austin-American Statesman is reporting that Carole Keeton Strayhorn is running for mayor. She became Austin’s first female mayor in 1977 and since then she’s run for/held a range of offices including an ill-fated attempt to dislodge J.J. “Jake” Pickle from his seat in the U.S. House. Somewhere in her early political travels she discovered her inner Republican and switched from Democrat to Republican. Most recently she made her on contribution to the very interesting field of candidates in the 2006 governors contest by running as an independent (rather than challenge Rick Perry in the Republican primary).

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