"...Incumbent Leslie Pool arrived at her election night watch party at Tex-Mex restaurant La Mancha at 7:45pm already in high spirits. Early vote totals showed Pool defeating her challenger, density activist Natalie Gauldin, by a decisive, 46-point margin, an advantage way too much to overcome, especially in a county with unprecedented early turnout..."
"...Following months of speculation, Natalie Gauldin entered the City Council race last week to challenge incumbent City Council Member Leslie Pool for her District 7 seat. Gauldin, the founder of a Facebook forum called Friends of the Grove, said she represents growing dissatisfaction in the district with Pool's performance, especially in the areas of transportation and affordability...."
"..."It's been quite a year to run. I'm just honored by their votes for re-election." Pool's challenger, Natalie Gauldin, did not answer calls for comment..."
"...Never Natalie: Last week also saw the debut of the website www.nevernatalie.com, opposing D7 City Council candidate Natalie Gauldin. The site, also the work of Arbor PAC, attacks Gauldin for her connections to "front groups for developers" Friends of Austin Neighborhoods and AURA (Austinites for Urban Rail Action)..."
"...Her opponent made a name for herself doing the opposite. Natalie Gauldin, an Allandale homeowner and technical writer, started the Friends of the Grove Facebook forum last year..."
"...Waiting for Gauldin: Multiple outlets, including the Chronicle, attempted and failed to contact losing District 7 City Council candidate Natalie Gauldin on election night. The density activist worked hard on a "throw the bums out" campaign, attacking incumbent Leslie Pool for preserving the status quo, a sentiment district voters staunchly rejected. [inset-1]..."
"...Friends of the Grove activist and newly announced District 7 City Council candidate Natalie Gauldin praised the commission's recommendation, especially the increased residential units recommended by staff. "I'm very optimistic about the Grove going to City Council," Gauldin said..."
"...FAN released their final City Council voting record summary shortly before the November election. It was no surprise that the developer-friendly internet group leaned hard to the right, with the three GOP members topping their ratings (and Greg Casar as the only other CM with a passing score), but the FAN favorites took a hit at the ballot box, with Don Zimmerman ousted, Gallo facing a tough run-off, and her polar opposite on the dais, Leslie Pool (0% FAN rating), trouncing FAN founder Natalie Gauldin by the biggest margin of any race..."
"...Most currently, it's the Bull Creek Road Coalition vs. Friends of the Grove in Council chambers, and Sheri Gallo and Natalie Gauldin against Alison Alter and Leslie Pool on the November ballot..."
"...Natalie Gauldin: AURA, UD District 10..."
"...Natalie Gauldin, an FotG founder, said she hopes this lawsuit won't affect or delay the Grove's progress. "They've been talking about this for a while," she said..."
"...Last year, Allandale homeowner Natalie Gauldin started a Facebook group called Friends of the Grove as an outlet for people who were excited, rather than skeptical, about the new development. The group has grown to 700 members, many of whom have spoken in favor of the project when it came before various boards and commissions..."
"...District 7 Leslie Pool La Mancha, 2203 Hancock, 7pm Natalie Gauldin Gauldin has not publicly listed her party’s information and did not respond to the Chronicle’s request for a location...."
"...This year, the experience gap is far wider. Challenger Natalie Gauldin began her political career less than two years ago when she founded the Friends of the Grove Facebook forum, which has supported developer plans to a fault by ignoring many of the serious traffic and environmental implications..."
"...On the other side, Friends of the Grove co-founder Natalie Gauldin was one of several speakers pointedly asked where they live in relation to the site. She was also asked about any financial association FotG might have with the developer, to which she replied that FotG "has not received any money from the developer."..."
"...8, to hash out details and nominate a board. "I think what's really helped people see the value in joining our group is that we have worked with Garrett [Martin] to schedule meetings where people can come in and have their individual voice heard," Natalie Gauldin, FotG co-founder, told the Chronicle back in August..."
"...District 7 (Leslie Pool, Natalie Gauldin): Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-9pm, Alamo Village, 2700 W..."
"...• Fri., Sept. 9: District 7 (Leslie Pool, Natalie Gauldin), Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr...."
"...The Challenger: Natalie Gauldin Occupation: Tech professional and former teacher Experience: Co-chair of Friends of the Grove, member of Friends of Austin Neighborhoods Issues: Wants to increase affordability, improve transportation, diversify housing, and support community needs Treasurer: Audrey Baxter Filed: 6/21/16 Website: www.nataliegauldin.com Facebook: www.fb.com/nataliegauldincampaign Twitter: @NatalieforATX[page]..."