Tag Archives: Austin City Council November 2014 Elections

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Council candidates file ‘8-day-out’ finance reports

(This story is compiled from campaign financial reports from Austin’s Office of the City Clerk as reported by Jo Clifton, Elizabeth Pagano and Mark Richardson.) Mayor Political newcomer Steve Adler continued to raise more money than his two opponents during…

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Leffingwell endorses Adler in mayor’s race

After voting, Mayor Lee Leffingwell walked out of City Hall on Monday and announced to the media that he was proud to have voted for mayoral candidate Steve Adler, who is running against Leffingwell’s Council colleagues Mike Martinez and Sheryl…

Monday, October 27, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Early voting patterns hard to figure in new districts

Political observers have been watching early voting this past week with an eye toward what the voting patterns may mean for Austin’s first election of a City Council with single-member districts. Because of the new 10-1 Council, prognosticators find themselves…

Friday, October 24, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio Show 21

Austin Chronicle news editor Michael King joins Monitor editor Liz Pagano to talk Austin City Council elections.

Friday, October 24, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Mayor’s race turns ugly with labor PAC attack

Austin City Council politics has hit the big time, with an out-of-state political action committee making numerous negative phone calls into the city to lambaste mayoral candidate Steve Adler. This reporter received one of those calls Thursday afternoon from a…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Tea Party ‘endorsement’ raises questions

Though early voting started on Monday, the race to City Council hasn’t come to a halt. Over the weekend, an endorsement from the Austin Tea Party had District 4 candidate Greg Casar crying foul and issuing allegations that the whole…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Five seats open on Austin School District board

The Austin Independent School District has seen some tough times over past years, and it does not look like things are going to get better anytime soon. Earlier this year, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen resigned to take the superintendent’s job in…

Sunday, October 19, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Ballot Boxing: The Mayoral Forum

Below is the (belatedly posted) video from the Ballot Boxing mayoral forum, courtesy of our partners at KXAN.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Mayor candidates’ spar on achieving affordability

Affordability topped the list of issues that Austin mayoral candidates Sheryl Cole, Mike Martinez, Steve Adler, Todd Phelps, Randall Stephens and David Orshalick discussed at Wednesday’s Ballot Boxing Mayoral Forum. Moderators Nathan Bernier of KUT, Shannon Wolfson of KXAN and…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman threatens lawsuit over abuse stories

An attorney representing District 6 candidate Don Zimmerman has threatened to sue The Austin Bulldog over last week’s story referring to alleged physical abuse of his daughter and subsequent court action giving Zimmerman’s ex-wife sole managing conservatorship of the child.…

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Ballot Boxing: The District 10 Forum video

Video of the Ballot Boxing: District 10 forum is posted below, courtesy of our partners at KXAN.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Gene Davis

District 10 candidates ponder changes at City Hall

City Council District 10 candidates talked transportation, water conservation and incentives during Monday night’s Ballot Boxing forum hosted by the Austin Monitor, KUT News, Austin Chronicle, KXAN and Univision. But some of the most interesting comments from the eight candidates…

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Jo Clifton

PAC spending plays role in City Council races

Although political action committees play a big role in the financing of campaigns nationwide and in Texas, they have not been very important recently in electing Austin’s mayor and City Council. While there is no evidence that that will change…

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Proponents, opponents raise big bucks on Prop. 1

While the Let’s Go Austin PAC was touting its fundraising efforts, opponents were quietly raising money, too. As the Monitor reported Tuesday, the pro-Proposition 1 group said it raised $485,876 during the most recent reporting period. That brings the overall…

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

District 9 challenger says no to rail proposition

Erin McGann, a challenger to two current City Council members vying for the District 9 position, made her stance clear as early as possible on Monday night. The forum in the Ballot Boxing series was sponsored by the Monitor with partners KUT,…

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Cole, Martinez respond to Adler spending

With the release of Monday’s campaign finance reports, Council Member Mike Martinez and Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole got a look at the kind of money that mayoral opponent Steve Adler is raising and spending. Adler, a newcomer to politics,…

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Ballot Boxing: The District 9 Forum, video

Video of the Ballot Boxing: District 9 forum is below, courtesy of our partners at KXAN.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Council candidates file campaign financial reports

(Monday was the deadline for all 78 candidates for Austin City Council to file their 30-day-out Contribution and Expenditure Reports with the City Clerk’s office. Here is a summary from the mayor’s race and all 10 Council districts. To save…

Monday, October 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council initiates ‘Private Party’ code amendments

City Council members Thursday OK’d a set of code amendments that, when finalized, could carve out a bit of extra technical leeway for some private events, particularly parties that happen in the West Campus area. Final language is due back…

Sunday, October 5, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Ballot Boxing: The District 7 Forum, complete video

The complete video of the Ballot Boxing: District 7 Austin City Council candidate forum is posted below.

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