Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thanks so much for your support, especially during our hard fought run-off campaign. I am sorry things didn't turn out differently, but I have appreciated the opportunity to serve Austin in this unique capacity these last few years, and look forward to returning to my role as a more traditional community volunteer for many years to come.

I have experienced many ups and downs in my career, and the "downs" always lead to wonderful next chapters. In addition, I have always appreciated the chance to learn new things and to work with incredible people from all kinds of backgrounds. This most recent experience was filled with both.

Austin is a very special place, and I appreciate the role each of you plays in making it that way. My family and I will forever be grateful for your support. I want to make a special point to thank my wonderful campaign staff and Council Office staff. I have been truly blessed to have had the chance to work with each and every one of them, as well.

Thank you for this opportunity!

Yours truly,

 

  • "I'm supporting Randi because of her integrity, leadership, commitment and positive attitude."
    - Christopher Bjornson
  • "One of the most caring and intelligent public officials I know."
    - Steve Taylor
  • "She's smart, she's fair, she's just darn good!"
    - Mary Arnett
  • "Randi is visible, outspoken, and productive on issues that matter to me."
    - Evan Olsen
  • "She's a common-sense problem-solver, a consensus builder, and a principled decision-maker"
    - Mark Strama
  • "She has served our community with dignity and heart."
    - Todd Kogut
  • "Randi is a committed leader with business sense and an Austin state of mind"
    - Bobbie Barker
  • "She is a solid, steady voice on the issues facing Austin."
    - Elyse Yates
  • "Randi is smart, ethical and knows how to get things done!"
    - Selisse Berry
  • "Randi is a great visionary, great people's advocate, and great for Austin!"
    - Gary & Shelley Solka
  • "She's in touch, passionate, smart and knows how to make it work, all with a great sense of humor!"
    - Marion Cimbala
  • "She gets things done for the good of the community."
    - Adi Wilk
  • "Austin is facing rapid growth. We need leaders like Randi who can grasp the big picture and act decisively for the good of the whole community. "
    - Forrest Preece
  • "She uses fairness and common sense as her guiding principles."
    - Douglas Plummer
  • "Randi bridges so many diverse Austin constituencies"
    - Eugene Sepulveda
  • "Randi is fair, brainy, credible, and effecctive."
    - Ted Whatley
  • "Randi is thoughtful, smart, sensible and willing tackle tough isues. "
    - Thomas Meredith
  • "I support her thoughtful approach to governing."
    - Pamela Corn
  • "She continues to make a difference in Austin"
    - Suzanne Newberg
  • "I trust her!"
    - Teresa Perez-Wiseley
  • "She has done an outstanding job as a council member. She truly cares about the community. Randi brings a great perspective to the council."
    - Ken Saunders
  • "Randi is doing a great job! She's an important voice to have on the Council at this critical time for our city."
    - Alison Unger
  • "Randi is the best person for the job with her thoughtful and analytical approach to each issue."
    - Trisa Thompson
  • "Randi is a straight-thinking consensus-builder that is gridlock's worst enemy."
    - Mark Aitala
  • "Randi understands Austin and its needs as a growing city!"
    - Mario Espinoza
  • "Randi has been a constructive team member on Council."
    - Glenn Gadbois
  • "Randi listens to all sides of an issue."
    - Alice Glasco
  • "She loves and cares deeply for our great city, and she has proven she has the drive and smarts to find solutions to our problems."
    - Adam Goldman
  • "Randi makes sound decisions."
    - Dave Sullivan
  • "I like her gutsiness!"
    - Julia Harrod
  • "Randi listens to all points of view, posesses a good analysis of data, and has our city's best interest in mind."
    - Greg Bourgeois
  • "She's awesome and will do her best to do the right thing!"
    - Aruni Gunasegaram
  • "Randi is both practical and visionary with the common-sense leadership we need"
    - Phillip Schmandt
  • "Randi is the epitome of a true leader -- she makes a positive impact with measureable results!"
    - Beth Tracy
  • "She collaborates, listens, and thinks important issues through."
    - Diane Beckham
  • "Randi is an innovative, progressive leader who thinks straight and 'calls 'em as she sees them. She's visionary and pragmatic, great skills that we need!"
    - Sandy Dochen
  • "Randi is honest, courageous, fun loving, tenacious, focused, and passionate about our great city!"
    - Clarke Hammond
  • "She is most responsive to community needs."
    - Eliezer Langer
  • "Randi has shown the willingness to take difficult stands when it was the right thing to do but perhaps not the popular thing to do."
    - Wes Peoples
  • "She is one of the most thoughful Council members I have had the pleasure to work with."
    - Marshall Jones
  • "Since serving on the Austin City Council, Randi has proven to be a knowledgeable and visionary leader. She actively listens to individual, family and organizational concerns and is dedicated to improving the qualilty of life for those living in Austin."
    - Chip Howe
  • "She is, always and has been the most amazing, generous, kindest and deserving person I have ever been blessed to know. "
    - Linda Kutler
  • "Randi is a great businesswoman and great person, with true concern for the community."
    - Andy Greff
  • "Randi genuinely cares about the health of Austin and responsible growth of our beloved city. They don't come any better than Randi. "
    - Brandon Chicotsky
  • "Randi is good for Austin!"
    - Deb Bauer
  • "She's worked very hard to this point, and I know she'll continue helping the people of Austin."
    - Ben Googins
  • "I believe she is the best person for the job."
    - Karen Garb Zimmermann
  • "She shows rational decision-making abilities and a sincere interest in Austin's citizens and responsible growth, overall."
    - Amelia Lopez
  • "Randi exhibits excellent judgment on issues."
    - Richard Hatfield
  • "She is a great leader and has been an excellent council member."
    - John M. Joseph
  • "Randi has been very supportive to Austin Parks and Open Space initiatives. "
    - Dale Glover
  • "She's got such a great grasp on the issues, knows how to get things done and is straightforward, has a lot of integrity and takes a stand for what she believes in, not what is not necessarily politically correct."
    - M P Mueller
  • "Randi's voting record and political career have proven her commitment to serving the best interests of Austin citizens and businesses."
    - Tim League
  • "Randi is there when you need her and is always working to make Austin the best city in Texas. She leads by example and is fair-minded and thoughtful."
    - John Kerrigan
  • "Randi is doing a great job!"
    - Hani Michel
  • "I know Randi, her beliefs, and her temperament. We need leaders who are more like her, who are focused on results. She has proven she wants to move Austin forward."
    - Jennifer Goldman
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