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Former Texas state Sen. Kirk Watson running for Austin mayor

Watson was mayor of the city from 1997 to 2001 and is focused on tackling the rising cost of living, homelessness, public safety and transportation.

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, speaks at a press conference on his retirement from the Texas Senate and his new upcoming position as the Founding Dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs at the Senate Press Conference Room at the Capitol on Feb. 18, 2020.

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