District 48 Candidates
Amanda M. "Mandy" Dealey
Education: BA in Art History, UT; master's degree work, UT LBJ School of Public Affairs; mediation training, UT Center for Public Policy Resolution.
Occupation: Working toward master's degree in public affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Former work: president, Austin Area Mental Health Association; vice president, Mental Health Association of Texas Board of Directors; president, Austin Planned Parenthood; executive director, Leadership Texas; director, Foundation for Women's Resources.
Community activities: Austin/Travis County Indigent Health Care Task Force, former vice-chair; Austin Junior League, sustaining member; Laguna Gloria Art Museum Board of Trustees, former member and officer; Austin Lyric Opera, founding board member; KMFA Board of Directors; Women's Symphony League Board Member; City of Austin Arts Commission, former chair; City of Austin Charter Revision Task Force, former member; Leadership Austin, class of 1986; Festival Institute at Round Top, board member.
Education: J.D., UT School of Law; BA Social Work and Psychology
Occupation: manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Former work: health law attorney and consultant; senior analyst, Texas Health & Human Services Commission (1994-96); assistant attorney general, AG's Consumer Protection Division; law clerk, Bickerstaff Heath & Smiley.
Community activities: Leadership Austin, class of 1999; City of Austin Indigent Health Care Coordinating Committee, former member; Capitol Area United Way, Community Investment Program Safety and Security Committee, member; Statewide Health Coordinating Council, former legislative chair; Sierra Club, former executive committee member; Save Our Springs Coalition, former steering committee member; Austin Women's Political Caucus, former president; Austin Rape Crisis Center, former board member; Travis County Women Lawyers Association, member.
Joe R. Anderson
Education: J.D., Baylor University; BA, Texas Tech University
Occupation: attorney, Burns, Anderson, Jury & Brenner; professional speaker, lecturer, and author on business and workers' compensation issues; former owner of a West Texas irrigation company.
Maria Gavilan Burbridge
Education: pursuing degree in public relations, UT
Occupation: businesswoman, owner of AM Productions sign company
Community activities: member, Hill Country Republican Woman, Girl Scouts troop leader
Education: J.D., South Texas College of Law; BA, UT
Occupation: attorney; co-owner, semi-conductor company, Loras Industries
Former work: attorney, Loras & Geiger; attorney, Loras & Block; attorney, Hughes, Watters & Askanase
Community activities: president and founder, Capitol Pachyderm Club of Austin; member, National Federation of Pachyderm Clubs; White House Advance Team, 1992 Houston Convention; Republican Senatorial Convention delegate, 1994 & 1996
Education: J.D., UT School of Law; International legal studies, University of London; BBA accounting, UT
Occupation: attorney, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
Former work: attorney, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; briefing attorney, Texas Court of Appeals First District; legislative aide to Texas Senator John T. Montford
Community activities: board member, Austin Young Lawyers Association; co-chair, Aspiring Youth; Supreme Team instructor, Lanier High School; Interprofessional Drug Education Alliance instructor, Cook Middle School; former board member, Hope Center for Youth.
Education: government major, UT
Community activities: president, Delta Sigma Phi; scuba diver