Here are the candidates running in the Austin ISD board of trustees election this November

The deadline to file in the 2020 Austin ISD election passed Aug. 17. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
The deadline to file in the 2020 Austin ISD election passed Aug. 17. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The deadline to file in the 2020 Austin ISD election passed Aug. 17. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

With four Austin ISD trustees set to step off the board this November, three positions will be contested heading into the fall election.

According to the district after the Aug. 17 filing deadline passed, three candidates will run in the District 2 election, while three also filed in District 5. Four individuals filed for the at-large Position 8 seat, and one will run unopposed in District 3.


The following candidates have filed to run in the upcoming election. Occupations listed are based on information from filing documents:

District 2: Southeast Austin, currently held by Jayme Mathias

  • Adolphus "Andy" Anderson, a information technologies manager

  • Ofelia Maldonado Zapata, a community organizer

  • John McKiernan-Gonzalez, a historian and teacher


District 3: North Austin, currently held by Ann Teich


  • Kevin Foster, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin


District 5: downtown and Southwest Austin, currently held by Amber Elenz


  • Lynn Boswell, a documentary filmmaker

  • Jennifer Littlefield, an attorney

  • Piper Stege Nelson, a chief public strategies officer at The SAFE Alliance


Position 8: at-large, currently held by Cindy Anderson


  • Jared D. Breckenridge, an Austin ISD substitute teacher who lives in East Austin

  • Mike Herschenfeld, a management consultant who lives in south Central Austin

  • Noelita L. Lugo, a public policy consultant who lives in the Manchaca area

  • Leticia Moreno Caballero, a lobbyist who lives in South Austin


Patrick Sherrill, who initially filed for District 2, withdrew from contention before the filing deadline.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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