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Nov. 8. 2016
Zimmerman: Loss is a call to arms for supporters of transparency and affordability
AUSTIN, Texas – The rainy weather fits the mood around Zimmerman campaign headquarters this evening. However, a break in the clouds is all but guaranteed.
After accepting the results of the Austin City Council election, District 6 City Council member Don Zimmerman said losing his bid for re-election will make two things very clear.
“For one,” Zimmerman said, “supporters of lower taxes and fewer regulations will have to work harder and organize better if we’re to represent the taxpayers fairly in future elections. This I know we can do if we put our talents and resources together.”
“Secondly, it’s going to get very expensive to live here, and very soon. It won’t be long before our political opponents will understand what we’ve been saying all along about the burgeoning size and scope of city government into our daily lives. They will have no choice but to leave or form alliances with those of us who have said all along that we’re spending ourselves into oblivion.”
Zimmerman added that while the rest of the nation and Texas embraced restrained government and transparency, the majority of Austin voters, instead, aligned with New York City-style politics.
"I will continue fighting for our values as a Texan-American," he said.
Zimmerman congratulates his opponent, Jimmy Flannigan, on a hard-fought, second campaign for election. “I’m sure he’ll feel right at home at City Hall."