Meet Our Staff

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    Leslie Pool

    Council Member

    Council Member Pool lives in Rosedale with her partner Will Grover. Before being elected, she worked for elected officials and in government departments at the federal, state, and local levels.

  • Louisa Brinsmade 

    Chief of Staff


    Louisa has served on her neighborhood association board and her area’s contact team. She is also a former politics editor at the Austin Chronicle.


    Her policy issues include land use, city budget, utilities, waste management, bonds, gentrification & displacement, parkland, and economic development.  

  • Heidi Kahle

    Policy Aide 

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    Heidi was born and raised in Austin. She returned to Austin to attend the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where she specialized in social and economic policy. 

    Her policy issues include public health, transportation, and more. She also supports District 7 communications and scheduling.

  • Suzie Chase


    Executive Assistant 

    Suzie started her journalism career during her freshman year at Texas A&M University. Over 20 years, she worked the overnight shift in 4 newsrooms. Suzie later worked as a publicist  and started working at Austin City Hall in 2015. She serves as the scheduling assistant to Council Member Pool. 

Council Member Leslie Pool

Austin's 7th District