Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs elections: Here's what will be on the ballot in November

After primary runoff elections in July and the local candidate filing deadline Aug. 17, see what will appear on your local election ballot this Nov. 3. (Community Impact staff)
After primary runoff elections in July and the local candidate filing deadline Aug. 17, see what will appear on your local election ballot this Nov. 3. (Community Impact staff)

After primary runoff elections in July and the local candidate filing deadline Aug. 17, see what will appear on your local election ballot this Nov. 3. (Community Impact staff)

The candidate filing deadline for local elections passed on Aug. 17, meaning that residents now know the names and the local ballot propositions that will appear on the fall ballot. Gov. Greg Abbott has extended early voting for the period for the election, which will now start Oct. 13 and run through Oct. 30. Here is what will appear on the local ballot.

Austin City Council

Twenty candidates have filed for five positions on the dais, including four incumbents running to retain their seats.

Austin ISD board of trustees

Four of the nine positions on the board will turn over, with no incumbents choosing to run to retain their seats on the board this fall. In the race for District 3, Kevin Foster, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin, is running uncontested.

Austin Proposition A: Project Connect

City voters will decide whether to fund a $7.1 billion investment in public transportation that includes two light-rail lines, an underground rail station downtown and a new commuter rail line. About 55% of the plan is expected to be funded locally, with the rest coming from federal dollars.

Austin Proposition B: Transportation bond

The city is asking voters for approval to borrow $460 million that would pay for new bike lanes, sidewalks, traffic safety projects, capital improvements and more.

Austin Community College board of trustees

Just one incumbent, Mark Williams, faces a challenge. He will be up against challenger Dana Walker.

  • Place 1: Mark Williams*, Dana Walker

  • Place 2: Gigi Edwards-Bryant*

  • Place 3: Nan McRaven*

Dripping Springs ISD

Originally scheduled for May, the board election was moved to Nov. 3 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The terms of the candidates running in November will run through May 2023. The candidates for the two open positions are as follows.

  • Lori Broughton

  • Stephanie Hotzendorf

  • Ron Jones*

  • Barbara Stroud*

Sunset Valley mayor and City Council

Residents will elect the mayor and two City Council positions this fall. Incumbent Mayor Rose Cardona is running as a council candidate.

  • Mayor: Marc Bruner, Phil Ellett*

  • City Council (two positions): Rose Ann Cardona*, Alfonso Carmona, Rob Johnson

Hays County sheriff

Incumbent Republican Gary Cutler will face Democratic challenger Alex Villalobos after both won more than 70% of the votes in their respective March primary races.

Travis County judge

The Travis County Democratic and Republican parties each named nominees to succeed now-Texas State Sen. Sarah Eckhardt in mid-August. Andy Brown will be the Democratic nominee against Republican Michael Lovins.

Texas House District 45 (Hays and Blanco counties)

Democrat Erin Zweiner will run for re-election after winning her primary race with just over 69% of the vote. She will face Republican Carrie Isaac, who earned more than 64% of the vote to defeat Kent "Bud" Wymore in a runoff in July.

Other county, statewide and federal positions

You can find a final list of candidates in Austin and Travis County following the July 14 primary runoff elections here.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at


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