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"...This year's city filing deadline came at 5pm on Monday, leaving Austin voters with the following candidates to choose from on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6..."
"...Other winners were Roman McAllen for railroad commissioner, and Miguel Suazo for land commissioner. Resting easy on election night were Justin Nelson (attorney general) and Kim Olson (agriculture commissioner), both unopposed. U.S..."
"...This might be the election of the viral video. The latest is from the TX-25 campaign of Julie Oliver – "Need," released last week (www.oliver2018.com), and according to the campaign, viral within hours..."
"...Greg Abbott in November. Texans (or at least the small pool who show up for run-off elections) apparently saw past Valdez's missteps, and her progressive values and promise to give the working class a leg up swayed voters..."
"...Again With the eSlates: Like the leaves turning and the Longhorns choking, autumn (in even-numbered years) brings the seasonal sounds of, "The machine changed my vote!" In the 78 Texas counties (including Travis and Hays) that use the eSlate machines produced by Austin-based company Hart InterCivic, voters (primarily straight-ticket ones) find their selections changed when they prepare to cast their ballots. These are in fact routine user errors compounded by the age and balky manual interface of the machines (the Chronicle first reported on eSlate snafus in 2004)..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler's re-election campaign announced Tuesday that he has raised more than $714,000 from more than 3,000 individual donors, or "already … more individual donors than … during the 2014 general election." (Adler also lists outstanding loans carried over from 2014 of $449,000.) For the most recent period (July 1-Sept. 27), Adler reported contributions of $140,000, and cash-on-hand of more than $205,000..."
"...For the city elections, public forums are multiplying and candidates are proclaiming organizational endorsements. Thus far, incumbent Mayor Steve Adler's list includes labor groups AFSCME Local 1624 (city and Travis County employees), the Central Labor Council, the Firefighters and EMS PACs, Education Austin, and the Workers Defense Action Fund..."
"...The Workers Defense Action Fund issued local endorsements for the November election. In addition to supporting each of City Council's participating incumbents, the WDAF also threw its weight behind Bobby Levinski in District 8 and Lewis Conway Jr..."
"...Mayor Steve Adler will be back, and so will Mayor Pro Tem/District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo, and when the three run-off elections shake out (election's Dec. 11, early voting Nov..."
"...He bested Almanza by 26 points on Tuesday night, though run-offs are always different.) Almanza entered the race because she said the community called on her to address land use issues. On election night at her campaign headquarters, she reiterated the same sentiment, saying the likely run-off was the community's way of saying "'We need a change.' ....."
"...• Julie Oliver, TX-25: Oliver is quite accomplished, but at first glance might represent your mom, co-worker, or neighbor; her candidacy was a physical manifestation of the backlash against the 2016 election. She took a wildly rural district to the wire and gave a popular GOP rep the fight of his life...."
"...someone who's running for office because Kitchen hadn't drawn an opponent. Nathan White is a 26-year-old administrative assistant at Girling Health Care who said on Monday that he thought Kitchen's done "tremendous work" on Council these past four years, but that after the 2016 election, he didn't think it was very democratic for any incumbent to run unopposed..."
"...District 8 Council Member Ellen Troxclair dropped a bit of a bombshell Wednesday afternoon when she announced that she won't seek re-election in November. Troxclair, who spent much of the spring and early summer on maternity leave, has served on Council since the dawn of 10-1, representing the southwest district...."
"...• Candidate filing for the Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees elections opened Monday as well, and so far, two candidates had filed for the two open seats. Kristin Ashy will run for the District 4 seat being vacated by Board Secretary Julie Cowan..."
"...11. Wednesday morning, Singh said, "Somebody with a name like 'Arati Singh' getting over 65,000 votes in a citywide election is remarkable." She's confident voters will value her experience as a former educator and PTA president, which will enable her to "hit the ground running" if elected..."