Randi Shade's file:

Democrat from Texas

Randi Shade, elected to the Austin City Council in 2008, did not win re-election in 2011. She's the former founding executive director of the Texas Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, according to information on her campaign website.

Recent statements involving Randi Shade

Says that under City Council Member Randi Shade, Austin had the "highest city debt per person in Texas."

"Under Randi Shade," Austin has "had the highest cost of living of any large Texas city."  

Says the Austin City Council "may give $4 million a year to subsidize a race track."

Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."

Says that several times in the last 15 years, Austin City Council candidates have won seats after trailing by more than 4,000 votes in the election prompting the runoff.  

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