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Muñoz plans a run for District 4 seat
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Jo Clifton
Getting an early jump on next November’s Council race, Manuel Muñoz, who describes himself as a lifelong resident of Austin’s East Rundberg area, has announced his candidacy for the District 4 Council seat. Council Member Greg Casar currently represents the district and has not indicated whether he plans to run for reelection. Muñoz writes on his website, “While I do not let it define me, I have come to understand many of the obstacles that Latinos in Austin face, from learning English as a Second Language in school and being a person of color, to experiencing homelessness as a college student in debt and uncertain about my future in a post 9-11 world, and know that the knowledge I bring from those experiences will help me bring forward to my city the ideas needed to solve our problems.” If elected, Muñoz says he would seek a seat on the Capital Metro Board of Directors “to ensure that changes like the CapMetro ReMap are truly made for the benefit of every resident.” Muñoz received an Associate of Arts degree in Spanish from Austin Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas State University.
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