Tag Archives: Political Action Committees

Friday, July 17, 2020 by Jo Clifton

PAC readies to oppose rail bond

The political action committee Our Mobility Our Future, whose backers plan to oppose a proposition on the November ballot to fund the Project Connect transit system, reported this week that they had collected more than $98,000 during the reporting period…

Friday, November 15, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Unconventional Austin campaign finance violation moves to final hearing but could still be withdrawn

November elections have come and gone, but the Ethics Review Commission is still dealing with the ripple effects caused by a purported violation of campaign finance laws.Political consultant Mark Littlefield filed a complaint in late October alleging that Unconventional Austin,…

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Blythe starts PAC to unseat City Council

Sharon Blythe, best known around City Hall for her activism related to cemeteries, is hoping to unseat every member of City Council not currently slated to be on the ballot in November 2020.Blythe filed a document appointing herself treasurer of…

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Save Our Springs backers among major supporters of anti-convention center PAC

Campaign finance reports filed Monday showed that longtime members and financial supporters of the Save Our Springs Alliance have pledged the bulk of the funding that is supporting a political action committee attempting to force a public vote on the…

Friday, March 15, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Ethics Commission looks into omission of PAC donation

How does one forget to report $10,000? That was the question of the evening for the Ethics Review Commission at its March 13 convocation.In a complaint filed by Fred Lewis last November, he accused the No on J political action…

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Jack Craver

IndyAustin PAC will not be involved in stadium battle

Linda Curtis, the Bastrop-based activist best known for gathering signatures for various citizen initiatives in Austin, has disbanded a political action committee linked to her advocacy group, IndyAustin.The group will continue to engage in advocacy, Curtis said in an interview…

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Tovo campaign complains about PAC spending

District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo’s re-election campaign filed an ethics complaint Monday against the Center for Austin’s Future Political Action Committee, a group supporting Danielle Skidmore, Tovo’s most significant opponent.The complaint alleges that the committee, which calls itself CAFPAC,…

Friday, September 14, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Plenty of PACs for November bond election

District 2 Council Member Delia Garza wants to make sure that when Austin voters go to the polls to vote on the city’s $925 million bond package on Nov. 6, they understand how important it is to support Proposition E,…

Friday, July 21, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Political action committees quietly file reports

Although much-maligned in certain circles, political action committees help spread the word in local elections for candidates, bonds and other propositions.Among the PACs filing with the Office of the City Clerk this month was the Our City Our Safety Our…

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Dark money law keeps PACs busy

Move Austin Forward, the political action committee supporting the city’s $720 million bond proposition on the Nov. 8 ballot, has raised about $680,000, according to Jim Wick, manager of the pro-bond campaign. He said the campaign has spent about half…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

PAC it up, PAC it in: PACs in local elections

To understand political action committees, it’s useful to think of them in terms of families. For example, if a candidate for City Council or mayor were the older sibling, a PAC would be the baby – that is, it would…

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin leaders speak out against Prop 1

With an election less than a month away, the perpetual discussion surrounding proposed regulations for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft continues. On Tuesday, a group of prominent Austinites gathered on the steps of City Hall and came out swinging…

Friday, February 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Ethics complaints filed against petition PAC

While the city clerk still has not received a promised petition seeking the recall of Council Member Ann Kitchen, the Texas Ethics Commission has received four complaints filed against the group behind the alleged effort.Austin attorney Fred Lewis filed the…

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…

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