Tag Archives: District 8

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair looks forward to new adventures

After four years in office as the first Council member from Southwest Austin’s District 8, Ellen Troxclair is stepping down. But her departure from Council doesn’t mean we won’t see her at City Hall, she told the Austin Monitor during…

Friday, December 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Paige Ellis represents sharp political shift for Southwest Austin’s District 8

Paige Ellis, the incoming City Council member for District 8, has very different political views from her predecessor, Ellen Troxclair, who spent the last two years as the only Republican on Council.Ellis, who made her affiliation with the Democratic Party…

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…

Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Ward, Ellis offer contrasting views

Early voting starts today in City Council District 8, as well as Districts 1 and 3, for the Dec. 11 runoff elections.Frank Ward, the outspoken Republican seeking to represent Southwest Austin’s District 8 on the Austin City Council, believes a…

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Tight D8 race headed to runoff to fill Troxclair’s seat

The City Council seat for Southwest Austin is headed for another runoff to determine new representation for District 8, with incomplete results Wednesday morning pointing to newcomers Paige Ellis, who won 30.5 percent of the vote, and Frank Ward. who…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Differences stark among D8 candidates vying to succeed Troxclair

In the City Council district with the lone conservative Republican representative on the 11-member body, voters in District 8 face a choice in November: elect a Council member who will remain a brake of sorts on policies that largely reflect…

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Candidates in Districts 1 and 8 working hard

In City Council District 8 and District 1, incumbents Ellen Troxclair and Ora Houston are retiring. In each case, the current council member has announced her endorsement of a candidate to take her seat in January. However, that has not…

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 8 candidate Rich DePalma

This week, City Council candidate Rich DePalma sits down with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard to explain why he is seeking the District 8 seat. Hear his reasons for running and more below, where the entire show has been embedded.Austin…

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Fourth candidate enters race for District 8

Frank Ward, 36, threw his hat in the ring for the District 8 City Council seat on Monday with the endorsement of the current occupant of that seat, Council Member Ellen Troxclair. Troxclair, the only Republican on the dais, recently…

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair decides not to seek re-election

Council Member Ellen Troxclair, the lone conservative on City Council, announced Wednesday that she would not be seeking re-election to her District 8 seat. Troxclair was elected as part of the first group of Council members elected from districts, and…

Monday, June 11, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 8 candidate Paige Ellis

In this week’s radio show, City Council candidate Paige Ellis joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why she wants to represent District 8, and where she differs from her opponents on city issues.…

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Jo Clifton

DePalma announces run for District 8

Rich DePalma, a consultant who has worked on numerous environmental efforts, officially threw his hat in the ring Tuesday to represent Austinites who live in District 8. Council Member Ellen Troxclair currently holds the seat and has said she is…

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Jack Craver

Crowded field of candidates emerges to challenge Troxclair in Southwest Austin

In addition to Mayor Steve Adler, five City Council members are up for re-election this November. In three of those races – District 9, District 5 and District 3 – nobody has yet declared their intention of running against the…

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Troxclair continues to fight

In 2018, Council Member Ellen Troxclair will be having a baby and running for office in addition to continuing to serve as the lone conservative on City Council. Despite a crowded agenda ahead, Troxclair sat down with the Austin Monitor…

Monday, January 2, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Troxclair has opinions

This year, District 8 City Council Member Ellen Troxclair welcomed her first child. She also saw her fair share of accomplishments (and frustrations) within City Hall in 2016.Troxclair counted “making some progress on the Homestead Exemption” among her accomplishments for…

Monday, January 4, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Troxclair keeps focus on District 8 through year one

In 2015, City Council Member Ellen Troxclair’s most gratifying moment came when one of her District 8 constituents told her that the things she had talked about during her campaign were consistent with the change she has since worked to…

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…

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