Laurie Eiserloh

Travis County Attorney

Laurie will be the first openly LGBTQ County Attorney in Texas history

Biography

Laurie Eiserloh is running for Travis County Attorney, Texas, an office that handles all civil matters for the County and criminal misdemeanors. Laurie is a fifth generation Texan, a litigator with nearly threee decades of experience and a lesbian mom who, with her wife Jessica, has two children. Soon after graduation from the University of Texas School of Law in 1990, Eiserloh was the Director of the Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby of Texas. After that, she became a litigator working at the State, City and County level and in private practice. She has fought significant battles for LGBTQI+ people including: in the early 1990’s stopping the State legislature from zero budgeting AIDS funding; in 2005, fighting for and winning DP benefits for City of Austin employees; in 2013, crafting a policy to circumvent the Texas AG’s attempt to make Travis County’s DP benefits unconstitutional; in 2015, serving on the team that defended the judge and the clerk who issued Texas’s first marriage license to a same sex couple; in 2016, completing a sixteen year effort to secure full inclusion of partnered LGBTQI+ clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Laurie is a member of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, the Society of Human Resources Management, the Austin Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She serves on the Board of El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission.

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