Gerald Daughtery is preparing for Nov. 8, when he will defend his seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court. The current Travis County Precinct 3 Commissioner released an ad on Oct. 5, starring himself and his wife, Charlyn Daughtery.
“Gerald really doesn’t have any hobbies,” Charlyn says in the beginning of the video.
From the kitchen, she and a friend watch him grill dinner and explain tax rates to a bored man.
“Is he always like that?” the friend asks.
“Always,” Charlyn says.
The video has been watched more than 123,000 times, an impressive number. Daughtery has 1,131 people who have “liked” his page, which indicates that this video’s reach has far exceeded his own audience on Facebook. Other area politicians’ Facebook audience, for comparison: Travis County Precinct 2 Commissioner Brigid Shea has 512 likes; Austin City Council Member Delia Garza has 2,113 Facebook page likes; and City Council Member Sheri Gallo has 1,385 page likes.
Daughtery won the Republican primary for his seat in March with 71 percent of the vote. He is the only Republican on the Commissioners court, and he faces Democratic candidate David Holmes on Election Day.