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Council Member Greg Casar Makes Statement on Trump
"I won't call for healing. I'm calling for resistance."
DAILY News  November 9, 2016, by James Renovitch
"...After a decisive victory in the polls for District 4 incumbent Greg Casar, the council member wrote a statement on Trump's presidential victory. Below, we print that statement in its entirety...."

Casar Kicks Off
Campaigns rumble into gear – and Doggett talks House sit-in
DAILY News  June 27, 2016, by Michael King
"...It was a full and enthusiastic house Saturday afternoon at Vivo restaurant for the official kickoff of District 4 Council Member Greg Casar’s campaign for re-election. Former mayor Gus Garcia sang Casar’s praises, as did U.S..."

Casar Files for Summary Judgment
Casar requests dismissal of Pressley election contest
News Story  April 30, 2015, by Michael King
"...On Tuesday, April 28, attorneys for City Council Mem­ber Greg Casar filed a motion for summary judgment to dismiss the lawsuit filed by defeated candidate Laura Pressley. Pressley sued after losing the Dec..."

Casar Returns Fire
Council Member’s legal team responds to Pressley’s election contest
DAILY News  February 24, 2015, by Michael King
"...On Feb. 19, attorneys for District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar filed a response to defeated candidate Laura Pressley’s election contest pleading, calling it “a scattershot attack on virtually the entire election process.” They argue that Pressley’s complaints are vague, insufficient, and legally irrelevant to the election outcome...."

Casar Thumps Pressley
Casar thumps Pressley in D4 run-off
News Story  December 18, 2014, by Michael King
"...There was a bit of celebratory torch-passing late at the Greg Casar District 4 watch party, at the northside, I-35 frontage road Taqueria Arandinas. Congressman Lloyd Doggett had stopped by to wish the candidate well, and Casar introduced him to the crowd, noting that at one time, Doggett had also been considered "too young" to become a public official..."

Casar Calls Out Landlords
Supports D4 renters' suit alleging breach of contract
DAILY News  May 5, 2015, by Amy Kamp
"...Council Member Greg Casar, in whose district the park lies, told the Chronicle that the park’s homes are, in actuality, far from mobile. Many owners have lived in them for 10 years or more..."

Pressley vs. Casar: Appeal Rejected
Court affirms decision that failed Council candidate's election challenge was without merit
News Story  December 29, 2016, by Michael King
"...In a decision long in coming but predictable in content, the state’s 3rd Court of Appeals has confirmed a lower court decision that rejected City Council candidate Laura Pressley's claims that the 2014 District 4 election was inaccurately or fraudulently decided. Writing for the three-judge panel that heard the case, Justice Melissa Goodwin "affirmed the trial court's judgment" in July of 2015 that Pressley's election challenge against Greg Casar was without merit..."

What Will It Take to Get More Police Oversight?
If Greg Casar wants more accountability for cops, the city’s gonna need to give the police union some more money
News Story  May 25, 2017, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Members can tack public comment onto any agenda briefing, and Greg Casar, the Item's handler, thought it appropriate. "We [hold public comment] for every zoning case, every contract purchase," he explained later..."

News Roundup: Antis, State and Local
Council appointee blames Hispanics; White won't meet with LGBT group
DAILY News  April 13, 2015, by the News Staff
"...In this week's News Roundup, Hillary Clinton is ready to run; Greg Casar isn't happy with an appointee to Council's Commission on Immigrant Affairs; Molly White prefers to preach to the choir; and more...."

UPDATE: Pressley Files Election Contest
CM Greg Casar responds to Laura Pressley filing
DAILY News  January 30, 2015, by Michael King
"...29, defeated District 4 City Council candidate Laura Pressley filed a formal election contest to confirm or overturn the results of the Dec. 16 run-off against Council Member Greg Casar..."

Austin Wages Legal Battle Against SB 4 in Court
Austin filing argues SB 4 violates U.S. Constitution
DAILY News  June 2, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Mayor Adler, Council Member Greg Casar, and Police Chief Brian Manley, have spoken out publicly against the damaging effects of SB 4 on numerous occasions, and Casar led a sit-in at the Governor’s office to protest the future law. In retaliation, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit against the city and its Council just one day after the bill signing..."

Pressley Ups the Ante
Defeated Council candidate now claims “thousands” of uncertain votes
DAILY News  March 11, 2015, by Michael King
"...In her latest filing contesting the election of City Council Member Greg Casar, defeated District 4 candidate Laura Pressley alleges that enough votes were suppressed or miscounted to overturn the recount results. And she (or her lawyer) doesn’t think much of the “far-left” Chronicle, either..."

Judge Confirms Pressley Sanctions
Defeated candidate and attorney dinged for $98 grand
DAILY News  July 24, 2015, by Michael King
"...Late Thursday, Judge Dan Mills issued his Amended Final Judgment in the City Council District 4 election contest filed by defeated candidate Laura Pressley against Council Member Greg Casar. The judge confirmed his earlier summary judgment in favor of Casar, and granted sanctions of nearly $100,000 against Pressley and her attorney, David Rogers...."

Affordability: Everywhere But Here
Council parses contracts, buys CD’s, and postpones housing
DAILY News  August 8, 2016, by Michael King
"...Last Thursday’s City Council meeting adjourned at the fairly unheard of hour of 5:30pm, and proceeded with relatively little melodrama. There was the ongoing fuss over new toys for the Austin Police Department, and District 4 Council Member Greg Casar asked his colleagues to commit to affordable housing – to a very uneasy response...."

Pressley to be Sanctioned by Judge
Mills calls some claims "unreasonable" or baseless
DAILY News  June 25, 2015, by Michael King
"...Visiting Judge Dan Mills said Thursday that defeated City Council candidate Laura Pressley and one of her attorneys, David Rogers, should pay sanctions for baseless claims in the election contest lawsuit filed against City Council Member Greg Casar. Mills estimated $93,000, but will refine those charges or could add penalties in a formal order...."

Judge Dismisses Pressley Lawsuit
Grants summary judgment on grounds of "no evidence"
DAILY News  May 26, 2015, by Michael King
"...Following a four-hour hearing Tuesday, Judge Dan Mills granted a summary judgment motion in favor of City Council Member Greg Casar, in the contest filed by defeated District 4 candidate Laura Pressley. The judge ruled that Pressley had not identified evidence sufficient to question or overturn the election result...."

Don’t Go Away Mad!
Zimmerman’s Immigrant Affairs nominee withdraws
DAILY News  April 15, 2015, by Michael King
"...Wednesday afternoon, the Statesman reported that Rebecca Forest, District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman’s nominee to the city’s Immigrant Affairs Commission, had decided to withdraw after broad City Council support for D4 CM Greg Casar’s proposal to rescind her appointment, due to her previous “bigoted” statements...."

The Road to 10-1 … Is Interactive
Austin Reddit enters the candidate discussion, and Meeker makes 8 in 10
DAILY News  June 3, 2014, by Michael King
"...Local Reddit-heads have jumped into the gap, and are scheduling online interviews with the candidates over the next several months. On Monday, District 4 candidate Greg Casar was first man in the barrel...."

In Pre-emptive Attack, Texas Files Suit Against Austin Over "Sanctuary Cities"
Paxton asks federal court to find anti-immigrant law constitutional
DAILY News  May 8, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...A leading face of the local resistance against SB 4, City Council Member Greg Casar responded to the suit in a statement shortly after it was filed: “Yesterday evening the Governor tried to hide from public accountability by signing this discriminatory bill on a Sunday night in his office. Then, the Texas Attorney General sued me and my colleagues for questioning the constitutionality of this immoral and unethical law,” said Casar..."

Advocates Ask Council to Solve Rape Kit Backlog
APD’s DNA lab closure puts 1,300 kits on hold indefinitely
DAILY News  July 29, 2016, by Annamarya Scaccia
"...Victims' advocates joined Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and District 4 Council Member Greg Casar Thursday morning to call on City Council to immediately prioritize the Austin Police Department’s rape kit backlog in light of the DNA lab closure...."

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