Republican Gerald Daugherty, Travis County Precinct 3 candidate
Precinct 3 is Travis Countyâ€™s lone GOP-leaning precinct, and – like most areas of the county â€“ growth and traffic concerns rise to the top of issues. Daugherty wants to build Texas 45 Southwest, which has become the biggest political item of this race. The proposed stretch is a long-discussed toll road to connect the southern end of MoPac Boulevard to Hays County and bypass traffic on the heavily congested Brodie Lane.
Huber has said this is her opponentâ€™s only real issue and that the highway should not be built immediately â€“ instead suggesting more studies of its effectiveness. Daugherty has suggested Huber is the main reason for the roadâ€™s delay.
Daugherty has said local support is the first step to construction, though the winner would have just one vote among 19 on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. The road would still have to become part of the groupâ€™s 25-year plan before it becomes a reality.
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