Tag Archives: Austin City Council November 2014 Elections

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Austin politics joins world of shadowy PAC action

Even though some political action committees have made a bigger splash in terms of negative messaging during this City Council election season, the Austin Firefighters Association, which has two political committees helping candidates, has spent the most money. Bob Nicks,…

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Mayoral, Council candidates still spending money

(This report was written by Monitor reporters Jo Clifton and Elizabeth Pagano.) There seems little doubt that the 2014 campaign for mayor will end up being the most expensive in the city’s history. Both Steve Adler and Mike Martinez, as…

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Adler, Martinez highlight differences in forum

Just 10 days away from the Dec. 16 runoff election, mayoral candidates Steve Adler and Mike Martinez worked hard Sunday to put some daylight between their positions on a number of key issues, including affordability, transportation, taxes and budgets. KUT,…

Sunday, December 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Full Video: KLRU, KUT, Austin Monitor Mayoral Debate, 12/7

Video of Sunday’s Monitor, KLRU, KUT debate is posted below:

Saturday, December 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member-elect Delia Garza

City of Austin District 2 Council Member-elect Delia Garza joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to share her perspective on the new Council. The show is embedded below:

Friday, December 5, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Adler maintains lead in new Austin Monitor poll

According to a poll conducted this week among 942 likely Austin voters, mayoral candidate and attorney Steve Adler maintains a commanding lead over his runoff opponent, City Council Member Mike Martinez. When asked who they would be likely to vote…

Monday, December 1, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Two-page ad attacks political consultant Butts

A two-page color ad in Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman, headlined “Invisible man controls the Austin City Council,” attacks political consultant David Butts and calls on voters to reject some candidates Butts supports in the Dec. 16 runoff election. The ad says,…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Rules are rules

A no-endorsement endorsement, and other missives from the campaign trail . . .  Austinites for Equity, a political action committee for the local AFSCME organization, has supported numerous progressive and Democratic candidates. So observers were surprised when they noticed a…

Monday, November 17, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Monitor Poll: Adler’s lead over Martinez increasing

A poll commissioned by the Austin Monitor shows that 56 percent of voters said they would likely vote for mayoral candidate Steve Adler, compared to 35 percent who said they would vote for his runoff opponent, City Council Member Mike Martinez.…

Monday, November 17, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Reporters Notebook: Last dance with Austin Energy

Current Council to get one more shot at Austin Energy . . . For those of you worried that the days of the current Council Committee on Austin Energy had ended: Fear not. The committee plans to have another meeting…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Election season shines light on endorsements

As the City of Austin looks back on the unprecedented election season that was, questions remain about whether established vetting that worked under an at-large system — such as forums and lengthy questionnaires — is still effective or appropriate. Endorsements, however, appear…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Reporters Notebook: Campaign cash still flowing

Adler raises $100K the first day after the election … The election judges hadn’t even caught up on their sleep yet Thursday when mayoral candidate Steve Adler began indulging in a little financial chest-thumping. Adler’s campaign announced that he raised…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 23

Austin Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin, editor Liz Pagano, and Political Editor Jo Clifton talk November 2014 City of Austin election results.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Adler, Martinez headed for runoff in mayor’s race

Political newcomer Steve Adler will face incumbent City Council Member Mike Martinez in a Dec. 16 runoff for Austin mayor. Adler led the field of eight candidates, pulling in about 37 percent of the vote, with Martinez garnering nearly 30 percent…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Election roundup for City Council Districts 1-5

Though they handed a transportation package that included money for an urban rail system a resounding defeat Tuesday, Austinities left a lot more unsettled when it comes to City Council District races. In all, voters will return to decide as…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Election roundup for City Council Districts 6-10

Close District 6 race will see December runoff District 6 candidates Don Zimmerman, Jimmy Flannigan and Jay Wiley all remained within 375 votes of each other as of publication. If that holds, Zimmerman and Flannigan would face each other in…

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Early Voting results are posted

These are the Early Voting returns from the Austin Mayor and City Council and Proposition 1 elections. Elections officials released these numbers shortly after 7 p.m. More results will be posted as they are released. Mayor Steve Adler 38.53% Mike…

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin’s most comprehensive list of election parties

What’s an election without post-election parties? Looking forward to them is the only way we get through the long, exhausting election season. We have included as many post-election parties here as we could find, and we welcome information on any…

Monday, November 3, 2014 by Jo Clifton

South Carolina PAC attacks Adler campaign again

The South Carolina-based political action committee that has previously attacked mayoral candidate Steve Adler in anonymous phone calls to Austin voters struck again last week, this time by mail. The labor union-backed South Forward IE PAC sent out two glossy…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics Commission gives candidates slap on wrist

Some City Council candidates are having trouble following Austin’s campaign finance laws. The Ethics Review Commission addressed three complaints against candidates in Districts 6, 8 and 10 Tuesday night. Each candidate admitted wrongdoing, and none of them walked away with major…

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