AUSTIN (AP) - Former Texas gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn today announced she's running for a job she once held -- mayor of Austin.
The 69-year-old officially announce her candidacy -- three decades after first winning the job before her rise in state politics.
Strayhorn served as Austin's first woman mayor from 1977 to 1983.
She began her political career as a Democrat, then switched to the GOP before her election to the Texas Railroad Commission and then state comptroller.
Strayhorn in 2006 ran unsuccessfully for governor as an independent candidate.
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