2020 Austin City Council ballot set with 20 candidates across 5 elections

The Nov. 3 City Council elections feature four incumbent candidates. (Christopher Neely/Community impact Newspaper)
The Nov. 3 City Council elections feature four incumbent candidates. (Christopher Neely/Community impact Newspaper)

The Nov. 3 City Council elections feature four incumbent candidates. (Christopher Neely/Community impact Newspaper)

With the Aug. 17 filing deadline now passed, the ballots for the five Austin City Council races are set, barring the addition of any write-in candidates ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Seats are in play for City Council Districts 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10. With the exception of District 2, each race has an incumbent candidate battling for another full, four-year term on the City Council dais. District 2’s incumbent, Delia Garza, will still be on the Nov. 3 ballot, but as the Democratic nominee for Travis County attorney—a race she is expected to win.

The battle for District 10 is this year’s most crowded, with incumbent Alison Alter facing off against six challengers. District 7 incumbent Leslie Pool has only one challenger.

As of Aug. 17’s filing deadline, ballots are as follows.

District 2

  • Vanessa Fuentes

  • David Chincanchan

  • Casey Ramos

  • Alex Strenger

District 4

  • Greg Casar (incumbent)

  • Louis C. Herren III

  • Ramesses Setepenre II

District 6

  • Jimmy Flannigan (incumbent)

  • Dee Harrison

  • Jennifer Mushtaler

  • Mackenzie Kelly

District 7

  • Leslie Pool (incumbent)

  • Morgan Witt

District 10

  • Alison Alter (incumbent)

  • Belinda Greene

  • Pooja Sethi

  • Ben Easton

  • Robert Thomas

  • Noel Tristan

  • Jennifer Virden

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correctly spell District 7 City Council candidate Morgan Witt's name.
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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