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Who's on the City's November 2018 Ballot?
Monday filing deadline yields complete list of candidates
News Story  August 23, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...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..."

2018 Primary Elections: Giddy With Energy
Tracking back on a wild election night
News Story  March 8, 2018, by the News Staff
"...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..."

Election Ticker: Almost Deadline Time
The latest news from the November 2018 campaign trail
News Story  October 4, 2018, by Michael King and Chase Hoffberger
"...This might be the election of the viral video. The latest is from the TX-25 campaign of Julie Oliver – "Need," released last week (, and according to the campaign, viral within hours..."

Run-off Election Results
Winners and losers in the Democratic primary
News Story  May 24, 2018, by Mary Tuma, Michael King and Chase Hoffberger
"...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..."

Election Ticker: The Final Countdown
Vote-pocalypse now!
News Story  November 1, 2018, by Mike Clark-Madison, Nina Hernandez, Chase Hoffberger, Michael King and Sarah Marloff
"...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)..."

Election Ticker: Don’t Listen to Us!
Midterm coverage, from the folks you love to hate
News Story  October 25, 2018, by Mike Clark-Madison, Chase Hoffberger, Michael King, Mary Tuma and Nina Hernandez

Election Ticker: Travis Turning Out
Voter registration deadlines come and gone
News Story  October 11, 2018, by Mary Tuma, Austin Sanders, Michael King and Nina Hernandez
"...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..."

Election Ticker: Endorse-a-Rama
You gotta support somebody
News Story  September 27, 2018, by Michael King, Chase Hoffberger and Austin Sanders
"...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..."

Election Ticker
Gotta endorse somebody
News Story  August 30, 2018, by Michael King, Chase Hoffberger, Austin Sanders and Mary Tuma
"...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..."

Election Notes: Down to Deadline
Filing time is upon us now
News Story  August 16, 2018, by Mary Tuma, Chase Hoffberger, Austin Sanders and Nina Hernandez

Election Coverage: Refitting the Dais
Council math, with a few outstanding variables
News Story  November 8, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...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..."

Election Coverage: Take Me to Your Run-Off
The next month in Council races
News Story  November 8, 2018, by Nina Hernandez, Sarah Marloff and Mary Tuma
"...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.' ....."

Election Coverage: Election Miscellany
Here's to some losers and assholes
News Story  November 8, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...• 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...."

Election Notes: Campaign Finance Time
Who's got the money?
News Story  July 19, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger, Mary Tuma, Nina Hernandez and Austin Sanders

Election Notes: It’s a Family Affair ... Again
Susana Almanza's back in D3, and Ann Kitchen has an opponent
News Story  August 9, 2018, by Sarah Marloff, Chase Hoffberger and Austin Sanders
"...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..."

Troxclair Won’t Seek Re-election for City Council
No incumbent will run in District 8
News Story  July 12, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...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...."

Election TIcker: 60 Days and Counting
Labor Day is over
News Story  September 6, 2018, by Mary Tuma, Chase Hoffberger, Michael King and Nina Hernandez

Election Notes: New Names for AISD, Council
News from the campaign trails
News Story  August 2, 2018, by Sarah Marloff, Nina Hernandez and Austin Sanders

Election Notes: Ward Politics
Troxclair gets her man
News Story  July 26, 2018, by Mary Tuma, Nina Hernandez, Chase Hoffberger and Austin Sanders
"...• 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..."

Election Coverage: Blowouts, Run-Offs in Education Elections
Anderson, Ashy, and a run-off at AISD
News Story  November 8, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...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..."

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