New Names for 10-1

Flurry of filings as OPM day approaches

Not this many City Council candidates … yet
Not this many City Council candidates … yet (Photo by Creative Commons)

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.

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