Elections

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Camping ban, strong-mayor proposal set for May 1 ballot

Austin voters who go to the polls on May 1 will have no candidates to vote for. Instead, they will have numerous questions to answer about how Austin’s government should be run and whether to reinstate the ban on camping, sitting…

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Voters to decide on changes to how Austin’s government works

Austin voters will be asked to decide on a slew of changes to the way local politicians are elected and what power they have in governing after the city clerk validated a petition Tuesday. Earlier this month, Austinites for Progressive…

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Kelly overtakes Flannigan in District 6 runoff

After a close runoff election Tuesday, residents of District 6 in far Northwest Austin will be represented for the next four years by Mackenzie Kelly, the first Republican to serve on City Council since 2018. “This is a tough night for…

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Alter wins reelection in tight District 10 race

Incumbent District 10 City Council Member Alison Alter pulled out a win over her conservative challenger, Jennifer Virden, in Tuesday’s runoff election. The race was too close to call early in the evening, but at the end of the night…

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Reports reveal party loyalties

Even though City Council elections are generally nonpartisan, Austin’s incumbent Council members, Alison Alter and Jimmy Flannigan, both Democrats, have made it clear that they, not their Republican opponents, represent the voice of the people. Their runoff opponents, Jennifer Virden…

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Flannigan and Kelly showdown in District 6 forum

District 6 voters once again have a choice between two candidates: incumbent Jimmy Flannigan and challenger Mackenzie Kelly. In November, Flannigan won just over 40 percent of the vote and Kelly just over 33 percent. On social media and at…

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