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Tag Archives: Austin City Council November 2014 Elections

Monday, August 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: The return

Council changes positions – literally… At their Thursday meeting, City Council members drew from a hat to determine where they will sit on the dais for the next six months. Mayor Steve Adler, who will remain seated in the middle…

Friday, July 24, 2015 by Jack Craver

Judge hits Laura Pressley and attorney with $100,000 sanctions in election lawsuit

Laura Pressley tells the Austin Monitor that she is disappointed but not discouraged by $100,000 in sanctions imposed on sheher and her attorney. The unsuccessful city council candidate added that the ruling awarding nearly $100,000 in damages to her former District…

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Judge assesses sanctions against Pressley, lawyer

At the end of a five-and-a-half hour hearing Wednesday, visiting Judge Dan Mills announced that he would be assessing sanctions against former City Council candidate Laura Pressley and her lawyer, David Rogers, for making spurious claims in her election contest…

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Hearing on sanctions against Pressley to continue

Chuck Herring, one of the attorneys for City Council Member Greg Casar, said Thursday that he will be asking for more than $150,000 in fees already expended by Casar’s legal team in defending a lawsuit brought by former District 4…

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Judge dismisses Pressley election contest

Visiting Judge Dan Mills dismissed former City Council candidate Laura Pressley’s election contest lawsuit against Council Member Greg Casar on Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence that would throw into doubt the outcome of the December runoff election for Council’s…

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Pressley continues District 4 election contest

Nearly four months after a decisive loss to Greg Casar, who became the Austin City Council Member for District 4, Laura Pressley was in court Monday morning, trying to achieve there what she could not achieve at the ballot box:…

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Aleshire files criminal complaint against Zimmerman

District 6 City Council Member Don Zimmerman may be headed back to court, but this time as a defendant in a criminal prosecution.On Thursday, AleshireLAW PC attorney Bill Aleshire filed a criminal complaint against Zimmerman with the Travis County District…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Despite PAC reports, some campaign facts unclear

The political action committee that funded an attack ad against consultant David Butts has filed a campaign finance report showing contributions from former Texas Monthly publisher Mike Levy and Bryan Hardeman, owner of Continental Automotive Group. Levy and Hardeman contributed…

Monday, January 19, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: What it cost to run for Council in 2014

Each week the Explainer offers a closer look at stories we have been following. This week examines the relative costs of getting elected to Austin City Council in 2014.The 2014 Council election was, of course, the most expensive in city history.…

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: D6 & D10 — elections and the future

Each week, the Explainer offers Monitor readers a closer look at stories we have been following.New City Council Members Sheri Gallo (District 10) and Don Zimmerman (District 6) represent two-thirds of what is perhaps the most interesting twist in the…

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

District 8’s Troxclair vows to be accessible leader

New City Council Member Ellen Troxclair won the District 8 seat by less than half a percentage point. Now, fresh from vacation, she said she’s ready to hit the ground running.“I’m so humbled to be in the position I am…

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New Council members sworn in, ready for work

Both the dais and City Hall were filled Tuesday night, when all 11 members of Austin’s new City Council were sworn in to office. Former Mayor Lee Leffingwell opened the ceremony by noting it was the first time there had…

Sunday, January 4, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: 2014 Year in Review

Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin and Editor Elizabeth Pagano discuss some of the key stories of 2014.

Sunday, January 4, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Kathie Tovo

Your Monitor team is catching up on a couple of radio show posts. Here, Austin City Council Member (and Member-elect) Kathie Tovo shares thoughts on the next Austin City Council. Posted below:

Monday, December 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

2014: An Austin Monitor review

This past year was a dynamic one in Austin, and though the future promises to be just as interesting, at the close of 2014 we invite you to take a trip back over the past 12 months. Though a lot…

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Election Result Analysis

Jo Clifton and Mike Kanin analyze the final results of the 2014 Austin City Council elections. The show is posted here, below:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Austin Monitor

New Council set; Gallo, Troxclair, Zimmerman all in

All the players in the new 10-1 Austin City Council are finally in place after Tuesday’s runoff elections. There is a lot that is remarkable about the city’s first Council elected from single-member districts.For starters, 10 of the 11 members…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Mayor-elect Adler wins by huge margin

Austin has a lot of new faces getting ready to sit on a brand new form of City Council. The future mayor, attorney Steve Adler, who beat opponent Council member Mike Martinez with 67 percent of the vote, celebrated with…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Early voting results are posted

These are the Early Voting returns from the Austin Mayor and City Council runoff elections. Elections officials released these numbers shortly after 7 p.m.MayorSteve Adler 69.79%Mike Martinez 30.21%District 1Ora Houston 73.39%DeWayne Lofton 26.61%District 3Sabino “Pio” Renteria  56.97%Susana Almanza 43.03%District 4Gregorio…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Election night is tonight, parties are here

There is only one way to celebrate getting through this long election season, and you might as well celebrate at a party with those who have been in the trenches with you. We have included as many post-election parties here…

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