Voting early? Learn about the 20 Austin City Council candidates vying for five seats

Austinites line up to vote on the first day of early voting, Oct. 13, at the Ben Hur Shrine. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austinites line up to vote on the first day of early voting, Oct. 13, at the Ben Hur Shrine. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austinites line up to vote on the first day of early voting, Oct. 13, at the Ben Hur Shrine. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Depending on where they live, Austinites heading to the polls this year could have the opportunity to cast a vote in one of five Austin City Council races.

Districts 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10 are all up for grabs, with incumbents seeking another term in each race except District 2. Community Impact Newspaper conducted Q&As with the candidates in all five races. Within each race, the candidates were asked the same five questions and Community Impact Newspaper limited answers to 75 words.


The Q&As are linked below. Early voting began Oct. 13 and runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.


AUSTIN



Austin City Council Races








Candidates:




  • David Chincanchan

  • Vanessa Fuentes

  • Casey Ramos

  • Alexander Strenger








Candidates:




  • Greg Casar (Incumbent)

  • Louis C. Herrin III

  • Ramesses II Setepenre








Candidates:




  • James "Jimmy" Flannigan (Incumbent)

  • Dee Harrison

  • Mackenzie Kelly

  • Jennifer Mushtaler








Candidates:




  • Leslie Pool (Incumbent)

  • Morgan Witt








Candidates:




  • Alison Alter (Incumbent)

  • Ben Easton

  • Belinda Greene

  • Pooja Sethi

  • Robert Thomas

  • Noel Tristan

  • Jennifer Virden



By Christopher Neely
Christopher Neely is Community Impact's Austin City Hall reporter. A New Jersey native, Christopher moved to Austin in 2016 following years of community reporting along the Jersey Shore. His bylines have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, USA Today and several other local outlets along the east coast.


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