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Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Municipal election season is rolling right along. The candidates for mayor and City Council have officially filed, and the ballot order has been determined. To help Austinites make informed choices, the Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters are conducting a candidate forum for each district and one for the mayoral contest. At each forum, the candidates will give a brief opening and closing statement and answer questions from a moderator. They will take place:

  • Aug. 29: District 3, Pan Am Recreation Center, 2100 E. Third St., 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 6: District 1, Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 27: District 5, South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Road, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 27: District 8, South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Road, 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 11: District 9, City Hall Chambers, 301 W. Second St., 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 11: Mayor, City Hall Chambers, 301 W. Second St., 7:30 p.m.

In addition to these live forums, the city will be recording video statements by each of the candidates for ATXN, and the League of Women Voters will be publishing answers to a questionnaire provided to all candidates on AustinTexas.gov. Find more information on Austin’s 10-1 City Council system, as well as a list of candidates, at www.austintexas.gov/department/10-one.

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