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Congressman Doggett Responds to Sudden Death of Former Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis

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February 3, 2021

***For Immediate Release***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2021

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

202-494-4620

Congressman Doggett Responds to Sudden Death of Former Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) released the following statement responding to the sudden death of former Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis:

"Ron was a compassionate, collaborative but forceful, voice for our neighbors in Eastern Travis County. Getting water to Kennedy Ridge, encouraging creation of the ACC Eastview campus, helping Webberville oppose a landfill, demanding redress for a polluting tank farm, naming our courthouse for a higher education integration leader, Ron acted effectively in response to our neighbors' concerns, especially with regard to environmental degradation. I particularly recall his important leadership in opposing Tom DeLay's extreme partisan gerrymandering, which first sliced up Austin in an attempt to deny our community a voice in Congress. As a fourth-generation Austinite and graduate of Huston-Tillotson University, he brought understanding to his calls for justice and opportunity for all. He was my longtime friend and our strong advocate. My condolences to his wife, Annie, and their three children and six grandchildren, as they endure this loss."

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