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. ‚ÄúThis 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…

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Virden and Alter face off in runoff forum

This week, District 10 voters will get their second opportunity to pick a City Council candidate in a runoff that pits incumbent Alison Alter against candidate Jennifer Virden. With seven names on the District 10 ballot, a December runoff was…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Jo Clifton

After big win, Travillion ready for next four years

Although Travis County Commissioner-elect Jeff Travillion won reelection with nearly 76 percent of the vote, he doesn’t dwell on that, saying simply, “It is gratifying to be invited back.” Then he’s off, talking about his plans for the next four…

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