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Q&A with Travis County DA candidate Jeremy Sylestine

The March 5 primary election is thin on high-profile, locally contested races, but one of them revolves around key questions about Austin's public safety priorities. What's happening: We talked with Jeremy Sylestine, who is challenging Travis County District Attorney José Garza in the Democratic primary. Why it matters: The Travis County DA, with the power to prosecute felony offenses, sets the tone on criminal justice priorities for our community.