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Tag Archives: November 2013 elections

Austin voters approve Affordable Housing bonds by wide margin

City of Austin voters handily approved $65 million in affordable housing bonds Tuesday. The vote recharges an Affordable Housing program left without a clear funding path after $70-million-plus ballot question failed at the polls in 2012.   At the end…

Israel and VanDeWalle headed for District 50 runoff election

The House District 50 race is headed to a runoff.   Of four candidates, Republican Dr. Mike VanDeWalle and Democrat Celia Israel ended the race comfortably in first and second place, though neither secured a majority of the vote. Israel…

News flash: Bond passage appears likely after early voting

Early returns in a City of Austin ballot question that asked residents to approve $65 million in Affordable Housing bonds looked likely to pass early Tuesday evening. Early voting returns – accounting for nearly six percent of the population —…

VanDeWalle is lone Republican candidate in District 50 House race

Four weeks from Tuesday, Travis County voters who live in Texas House District 50 will have the opportunity to clearly define the kind of representation they want on the state level. For them, November’s election is made more interesting in…

Celia Israel runs for District 50 with a long history of public service

Celia Israel’s civic service resume reads a mile long. The long-time Travis County Democrat is probably most recognized for the work she did on former Gov. Ann Richards’ administration.   But that was only one of many destinations along Israel’s…

Chang Sheppard uses business experience to run for District 50

Jade Chang Sheppard – Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 50 – makes  being a successful business woman, a wife and mother of two, and doting daughter look good. But parts of the political hopeful’s journey to get where she…

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Profile: Reyes says varied background is an advantage in District 50 race

Rico Reyes’ run for the vacant District 50 State Representative seat rests firmly on his desire to give to a community he claims to know more intimately than his competitors.   If roots were votes, Reyes might automatically be front-runner.…

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