Transgendered Austin Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Gale Found Dead

“A body found near the University of Texas campus this morning is that of perennial mayoral candidate Jennifer Gale, Austin fire officials said. Ms. Gale, 47, a transgendered homeless former Marine, had run unsuccessfully for numerous public offices in Austin and Dallas….Ms. Gale gained fame in Austin by repeatedly running for multiple offices, including mayor, City Council, governor and Congress. Ms. Gale was also known for attending municipal hearings where she presented arguments in song. She planned to run for Austin mayor in 2009.” [Dallas News]