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Elections

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Sheryl Cole wins House District 46 runoff

UPDATE: 10:30 p.m. In the race to represent House District 46 at the Texas Legislature, former Austin City Council Member Sheryl Cole emerged as winner – but with a very thin margin – over José “Chito” Vela. Unofficial results showed…

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Jo Clifton

DePalma announces run for District 8

Rich DePalma, a consultant who has worked on numerous environmental efforts, officially threw his hat in the ring Tuesday to represent Austinites who live in District 8. Council Member Ellen Troxclair currently holds the seat and has said she is…

Monday, March 19, 2018 by Jack Craver

Kathie Tovo gets an opponent

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo will face at least one opponent in her bid for re-election.Danielle Skidmore recently filed paperwork to join the race for District 9, which includes all of downtown and many Central Austin neighborhoods between MoPac Expressway…

Friday, March 16, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Travis Duncan, new candidate for mayor

There’s a new face in the race for Austin mayor. Travis Duncan, 28, joins Mayor Steve Adler and former Council Member Laura Morrison in a quest to lead the city. Morrison plans to make a formal announcement on March 26.Duncan…

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Ashley Lopez

Sheryl Cole and ‘Chito’ Vela head to runoff in Texas House race, pushing Dawnna Dukes out

Democrats Sheryl Cole and Jose “Chito” Vela will move on to a runoff election for Texas House District 46 after pushing out embattled incumbent Dawnna Dukes in the primary on Tuesday.The district includes parts of East Austin, Manor and Pflugerville.Cole,…

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Dist. 21 offers surprises for both R’s and D’s

By midevening on election night, some longtime observers were laughing and scratching their heads over the surprise results that seemed to be developing in Texas’ 21st Congressional District, the seat being vacated by longtime Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio.On the…

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