New Names for 10-1
Flurry of filings as OPM day approaches
By Michael King, 9:00AM, Tue. Apr. 29
There are upwards of 50 candidates now declared or “seriously considering” running for City Council in November, with a visible bump in campaign treasurer filings as May 8 – the first day to solicit or spend contributions from donors – approaches. As of Monday evening, April 28, here’s a list of new names recently added to the district races.
District 1: retired software engineer Norman Jacobson
District 4: Chelsea Brass, program manager, Texas Health Institute; urban planner and city commissioner Gabe Rojas
District 5: Realtor Dan Buda, former chief of staff to Sen. Wendy Davis
District 6: Homeland Defense consultant Pete Phillips, former congressional staffer
District 7: former Council and mayoral candidate Josiah Ingalls, small businessman; Jimmy Paver, development director, Stepping Stone School
District 8: Becky Bray, project manager, Brown & Gay Engineering; Eliza May, public policy consultant
District 9: Erin McGann, program supervisor, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
These names represent just the new names – the latest sample of more than 40 people who have filed treasurer designations with the City Clerk. There are quite a few more candidates who have declared their intentions, but have not yet filed a treasurer designation. We’ll have a full update of all the Council races, and the mayor’s race, in this week’s print edition.
Note: we had earlier reported May 4 as the opening of the money season, but the Clerk’s election calendar confirms the accurate date as May 8 (180 days before November 4).
You can look up your City Council voting district here.