Jeremy Sylestine Campaign Announces Flood of Endorsements in Race for District Attorney

Local Elected Officials, Attorneys, and Community Leaders Rally Around José Garza’s Challenger in Effort to Return Public Safety to Travis County

AUSTIN, Texas – Former public defender, prosecutor, and Democratic candidate for Travis County DistrictA ttorney Jeremy Sylestine today announced numerous endorsements and support for his campaign to unseat incumbent José Garza. Included in that list are former State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gomez, former Austin City Councilwoman Ora Houston, former Travis County Commissioner Karen Huber, as well as the Austin Bar Association Preference Poll, the South Asian Bar Association of Austin, and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas.

“It’s an honor to have so many elected officials, past and present, community leaders, and members of the legal community come out in support of my campaign for District Attorney,” said Sylestine. “This flood of endorsements, especially from our local leaders and experienced Austin legal professionals, is a referendum on incumbent José Garza’s failed policies and performance, which have made Austin and all of Travis County a more dangerous place to live for all of us.”

“I support Jeremy Sylestine because he has the extensive experience, balance, commonsense, and maturity to be the best district attorney for all of us,” said former Senator Barrientos.

“Our people must have confidence that they are protected from violent offenders,” said Commissioner Gomez. “The DA’s office is not getting the job done.”

“As a member of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, Jeremy has always demonstrated leadership and a commitment to public service, both on and off the Tribe’s Reservation,” the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas stated in a letter of support. “A humble servant with proven results in Travis County and beyond, the Tribe knows Jeremy as District Attorney will further contribute to the betterment of Travis County and its residents. Jeremy’s understanding of the unique challenges facing Travis County, as well as his willingness to collaborate with community members and stakeholders will serve him well. The Tribe is confident that, if elected, he will continue to advocate for policies that promote safety, inclusivity, respect, and the well-being of all citizens.”

Former State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos pictured with Jeremy Sylestine and former Austin City Councilwoman Ora Houston.