AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new face will represent Western Travis County on the Commissioners Court following this election. Democrat Ann Howard has won the Precinct 3 seat against Republican Becky Bray.

Howard received 107,330 (56.9%) votes while Bray had 81,371 (43.1%).

Howard was the first Executive Director of Austin’s Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, and has also served on board for Any Baby Can and One Voice Central Texas. She also worked as a defense attorney and legal counsel to Joe Biden in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C.

Bray is a native to Austin and a transportation engineer, transportation planner and land planner. She says her work managing multi-million dollar projects, including in the precinct she hopes to represent, has prepared her for the role.

The Precinct 3 seat was left empty after Gerald Daugherty retired.

Travis County Commissioners Precincts (Travis County Photo)
Travis County Commissioners Precincts (Travis County Photo)