Club Endorsements

Who's backing whom in the Nov. 6 election

The following is a compilation of candidate endorsements from area clubs, unions, and professional organizations in contested races in the Nov. 6 election. Endorsements are sourced from candidate websites and Facebook pages.

Find more election resources – including Austin Chronicle endorsements, news and analysis, and voting information – at our Elections hub.

CITY COUNCIL

Mayor

Steve Adler
https://www.adlerforaustin.com
ENDORSEMENTS: AFSCME, Asian American PAC, Austin Board of Realtors, Austin Central Labor Council, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Firefighters Association PAC, Austin/Travis County EMS Employees Association PAC, AURA, Austin Progressive Coalition, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, BikeAustin, Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Clean Water Action, Dove Springs Proud, Education Austin, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), North by Northwest Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans (Austin), Texas Vote Environment PAC, University Democrats, Western Wilco Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Workers Defense Action Fund, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods

Laura Morrison
https://lauraformayor.com
ENDORSEMENTS: West Austin Democrats, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Neighborhoods Council, North by Northwest Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, NxNW Democrats, Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus

Travis Duncan
https://www.wearethemayor.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Alex Strenger
http://strengerformayor.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Gus Pena
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Todd Phelps
http://toddphelpsforaustin.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Travis County Republican Party

Alan Pease
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

District 1

Mitrah Elizabeth Avini
https://www.aviniforaustin.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Lewis Conway Jr.
http://conwayforatx.com
ENDORSEMENTS: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Workers Defense Action Fund, Education Austin, Democratic Socialists of America, Women's Health and Family Planning Association

Vincent Harding
https://www.vinceharding.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Asian American PAC, AFSCME, Austin Neighborhoods Council, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Clean Water Action, Communications Workers-America, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, University Democrats, Austin Central Labor Council

Natasha Harper-Madison
https://www.natashafordistrict1.com
ENDORSEMENTS: BikeAustin, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, AURA, Liberal Austin Democrats

Mariana Salazar
http://www.mariana-salazar.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus, The Texas Alliance of Retired Americans (TARA)

Reedy Macque Spigner III
http://reedyspigner.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

District 3

Sabino “Pio” Renteria*
https://www.d3forpio.com
ENDORSEMENTS: South Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, Black Austin Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, University Democrats, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Progressive Coalition, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Liberal Austin Democrats, Austin Central Labor Council, Austin Firefighters Association, Education Austin, AFSCME, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), CWA, Home Builders Association, AURA, Real Estate Council of Austin, Asian American PAC, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Workers Defense Action Fund, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas

Susana Almanza
https://www.votesusana.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Neighborhoods Council, Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus, Austin Environmental Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group

Jessica Cohen
https://www.cohenforatx.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Justin Jacobson
www.justin4austin.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Stonewall Democrats of Austin

Amit Motwani
https://www.amitdistrict3.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

James Valadez
https://www.jamesforaustin.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

District 8

Rich DePalma
https://www.richdepalma.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Black Austin Democrats, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, AURA, Circle C Area Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Progressive Coalition, Asian American PAC

Paige Ellis
https://www.paigeforaustin.org
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Bobby Levinski
https://bobbyforaustin.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Central Labor Council, AFSCME, Austin Neighborhoods Council, Bike Austin, Clean Water Action, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Texas Alliance of Retired Americans, Workers Defense Action Fund, Victory Fund, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas

Frank Ward
https://www.wardforaustin.com/
ENDORSEMENTS: Travis County Republican Party

District 9

Kathie Tovo*
https://www.kathieforaustin.com
ENDORSEMENTS: AFSCME, Asian American PAC, Austin Central Labor Council, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Firefighters Association PAC, Austin Neighborhoods Council, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin/Travis County EMS Employees Association PAC, Black Austin Democrats, Capitol Area Progressive Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Clean Water Action, Education Austin, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus, NxNW Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group, South Austin Democrats, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, Austin Chapter, UNITE HERE, West Austin Democrats, Workers Defense Action Fund, Capital Area Progressive Democrats

Isiah Jones
https://www.facebook.com/Isiah.jones4Austin/
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Linda O’Neal
https://www.lindaonealdistrict9.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Danielle Skidmore
https://www.danielleforall.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Young Democrats, University Democrats, HomePAC, ABoR, AURA, Texas Equity PAC, Equality Texas, Victory Fund, The Friends of Hyde Park, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, BikeAustin, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods


AUSTIN ISD BOARD

District 1

Ted Gordon*
https://www.drtedgordonforaisd.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Education Austin, Austin Kids First Action, Austin Central Labor Council, Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, University Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Workers Defense Action Fund, Central Austin Democrats. Austin Progressive Coalition, Liberal Austin Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas

LaTisha Anderson
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Political-Organization/LaTisha-Anderson-for-District-1-Trustee-Austin-ISD-1825530004415263/
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

District 4

Kristin Ashy
https://www.facebook.com/kristinashyforD4/
ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Kids First Action

Zachary Price
https://www.priceforaisd.org/
ENDORSEMENTS: Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Travis County Democratic Party, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Austin Young Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Central Labor Council, Texas Young Democrats, Liberal Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Progressive Coalition, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats

At-Large District 9

Sam Russo
https://www.sam4aisd.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Arati Singh
https://www.singhforaisd.com
ENDORSEMENTS: Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Austin Young Democrats, Asian American PAC, Austin Kids First, Austin Progressive Coalition, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Circle C Area Democrats, Dove Springs Proud, Education Austin, Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus, Liberal Austin Democrats, North by Northwest democrats, South Austin Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, University Democrats, West Austin Democrats, Worker’s Defense Action, Austin Progressive Coalition Fund

Carmen Tilton
https://www.carmentiltonforaisd.com
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A


AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD

Place 7

Mitch Fuller
https://mitchfullerforacc.com/
ENDORSEMENTS: ACC American Federation of Teachers, Austin Central Labor Council, Liberal Austin Democrats, Northeast Travis County Democrats, Democratic Women of Williamson County, Round Rock Democrats, Western Williamson County Democrats, Asian American PAC, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Education Austin, Liberal Austin Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas

Barbara Mink
http://www.austincc.edu/board-of-trustees/board-members/dr-barbara-p-mink
ENDORSEMENTS: Black Austin Democrats, West Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Central Austin Democrats, University Democrats, Austin Progressive Coalition, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus

Place 8

Douglas Gibbins
https://douglasgibbins.com/
ENDORSEMENTS: Asian American PAC

Stephanie Gharakhanian
https://www.stephanieforacc.com/
ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Tejano Democrats, Black Austin Democrats, NxNW Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Liberal Austin Democrats, West Austin Democrats, Northeast Travis County Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, University Democrats, Workers Defense Action Fund, Western Wilco Dems Fund, ACC American Federation of Teachers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Austin Central Labor Council, Austin Progressive Coalition, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), National Women’s Political Caucus, Our Revolution Central Texas, Education Austin, Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus

Sarah Mills
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A

Place 9

Julie Ann Nitsch
https://votejulienitsch.com/
ENDORSEMENTS: Texas Democratic Party, Travis County Democratic Party, Williamson County Democratic Party, Texas Young Democrats, Ascend PAC, Circle C Area Democrats, Austin Central Labor Council, ACC American Federation of Teachers, Austin Young Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, Democratic Women of Williamson County, Northeast Travis County Democrats, Our Revolution Central Texas, Women for Justice – Western Region, Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, West Austin Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, University Democrats, Austin Progressive Coalition, South Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Liberal Austin Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas

Lora Weber
http://loraweber4acc.com/
ENDORSEMENTS: N/A


CITY PROPOSITIONS

Prop A

$250 million for affordable housing
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Keep Austin Affordable Coalition, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, Austin Young Chamber, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Board of Realtors, AURA, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Liberal Austin Democrats, Friends of Hyde Park, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas
NO: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party

Prop B

$128 million for libraries, museums, and cultural arts facilities
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Austin Tejano Democrats, Austin Young Chamber, Austin Board of Realtors, AURA, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group
NO: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party

Prop C

$149 million for parks & recreation
YES: Austin Tejano Democrats, Black Austin Democrats, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Austin Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, Austin Young Chamber, Austin Board of Realtors, AURA, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group
NO: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party

Prop D

$184 million for flood mitigation, open space, and water quality protection
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, Austin Young Chamber, Austin Board of Realtors, Austin Tejano Democrats, AURA, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group
NO: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party

Prop E

$16 million for health & human services
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, Austin Young Chamber, Austin Board of Realtors, Austin Tejano Democrats, AURA, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Liberal Austin Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group
NO: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party

Prop F

$38 million for public safety
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, Austin Young Chamber, Austin Board of Realtors, Austin Tejano Democrats, AURA, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas
NO: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party

Prop G

$160 million for transportation infrastructure
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, Austin Young Chamber, Austin Board of Realtors, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Austin Tejano Democrats, AURA, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, Sierra Club - Austin Regional Group
NO: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party

Prop H

Charter amendment clarifying Planning commissioners' terms
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, AURA, Travis County Republican Party, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park
NO:

Prop I

Charter amendment making various text corrections and clarifications
YES: Black Austin Democrats, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, Travis County Republican Party, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park
NO:

Prop J

Mandates a public vote on any comprehensive code rewrite
YES: Austin NAACP, Austin Neighborhoods Council, La Raza Roundtable, PODER, Save Our Springs Alliance, Travis County Republican Party
NO: Black Austin Democrats, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, AURA, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Austin Central Labor Council, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas

Prop K

Mandates an outside audit of city operations
YES: Empower Texans, Travis County Republican Party
NO: Black Austin Democrats, Progress Texas, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Travis County Democratic Party, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, Clean Water Action, Austin Environmental Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, AURA, University Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Austin Central Labor Council, Education Austin, Austin Progressive Coalition, Friends of Hyde Park, Liberal Austin Democrats, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas


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