Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Jack Craver

Natasha Harper-Madison easily prevails in District 1

After finishing in a virtual tie in the general election, Natasha Harper-Madison easily defeated Mariana Salazar to become the next Council member for District 1 in East and Northeast Austin.Harper-Madison carried the low-turnout runoff election 72 percent to 28 percent,…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Jack Craver

Renteria bests sister Almanza again

Council Member Pio Renteria held on to his seat the same way he won it four years ago: by beating his sister.The incumbent representative of District 3, which covers much of Central East and Southeast Austin, easily won re-election in…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Ellis handily wins District 8 election

Paige Ellis won the runoff for Southwest Austin’s District 8 City Council seat Tuesday night, defeating Frank Ward with 56 percent of the vote in a race that drew considerably fewer voters than the Nov. 6 election.Ellis received 6,115 votes…

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Candidates dissatisfied with polling places

After all the excitement about Austinites’ heavy participation in the Nov. 6 election, there has been a huge drop in the number of voters participating in runoff elections.News outlets across the state reported heavy turnout throughout the November election’s early…

Monday, December 3, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

D1 forum looks at city’s role in affordability, health care, displacement

The runoff election to fill the seat of District 1 Council Member Ora Houston may well hinge on the approaches candidates Natasha Harper-Madison and Mariana Salazar take to persistent East Austin issues such as housing affordability, health care access and…

Friday, November 30, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Renteria, Almanza show stark differences in D3 runoff forum

A recent forum between District 3 City Council candidates Pio Renteria and Susana Almanza – who are siblings – showed that the runoff election may center on how much one of Austin’s fastest-growing areas should change in the years to…

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