District 48 Candidates

District 48 Candidates
By Doug Potter


Amanda M. "Mandy" Dealey

Age: 49

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.

Ann Kitchen

Age: 45

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

Age: 37

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

Age: 46

District 48 Candidates
By Doug Potter

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

Scott Loras

Age: 39

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

Jill Warren

Age: 30

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.

Robert Wyckoff

Age: 21

Education: government major, UT

Occupation: student

Community activities: president, Delta Sigma Phi; scuba diver

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