May 4 Election at a Glance

Elections will be held May 4, to determine three City Council seats, eight proposed changes to the city charter, six Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees seats, and three Austin Community College Board of Trustees seats. Early voting runs April 17-19 and April 22-30.

(I = Incumbent)

Austin City Council

Place 1

Vincent W. Aldridge

Daryl Slusher (I)

Jennifer Gale

Kirk Mitchell

Craig A. Barrett

Place 3

Jackie Goodman (I)

Billy Sifuentes

Robin J. Stallings (withdrew)

Linda Curtis

Place 4

Beverly Griffith (I)

Eddie "Green" Bradford

Betty Dunkerley

Brewster McCracken

Austin Independent School District

District 1

Cheryl Bradley

District 4

Ave M. Wahrmund (I)

Darlene A. Yanez

District 6

Patricia Whiteside (I)

Manuel Zuniga

District 7

Donald A. Abrams

Robert Schneider

Scott Curtis Sanders

At Large Dist. 8

Doyle Valdez (I)

At Large Dist. 9

John J. Fitzpatrick Jr.

Austin Community College

Place 1

Larry Craighead

Lillian Davis (I)

Place 2

Paul Sherr

Caleb Buckley

John Hernandez

Place 3

Paul Geary

Nan McRaven

James McGuffee

Proposed Charter Amendments

Prop. 1: "The Austin Fair Elections Act"

Shall the city charter be amended to create a public financing system for campaigns of City Council candidates (through city bloc grants and matching funds, which may in-clude tax revenues); to limit campaign contributions to $200 per donor; and to provide independent sovereign powers to the City Ethics Review Commission, including subpoena power?

Prop. 2: Repeal of Old Contribution Limits

Shall the city charter be amended to repeal the campaign finance charter amendment adopted in 1997 that provided for a $100 limit on campaign contributions and other regulations?

Prop. 3: Single-Member Districts

Shall the City Charter be amended to provide for the election of eight members of the City Council from single-member districts, and two members of the City Council and the Mayor elected from the city at-large?

Prop. 4: Repeal of Term Limits

Shall the City Charter be amended to repeal the term-limits provision for the Mayor and Council Members?

Prop. 5: Electronic Filing

Shall the city charter be amended to provide for electronic publication of council candidate campaign finance filings?

Prop. 6: Municipal Court Judges

Shall the city charter be amended to require municipal court judges to resign to run for elective office when there is more than one year left on their term, and to require other city council appointees to resign to run for elective office?

Prop. 7: Electric Utility Consumer Analyst

Shall the city charter be amended to provide for city council appointment of an electric utility consumer analyst?

Prop. 8: Administrative Purchase Authority

Shall the city charter be amended to provide that the amount for which the city manager may contract without specific council approval is calculated on an annual basis rather than over the life of the contract, and to prohibit the city manager from entering into contracts for personal or pro-fessional services that may exceed the manager's authority?

Early Voting Locations: Open Through Tuesday, April 30

For further voting info, contact the city clerk's office, 974-2210, or go to If you do not know your election precinct, call Voter Registration: 854-9473.

All qualified city, ACC, and AISD voters can vote early at any of these sites.


A. Open 7am-7pm, Thu-Fri, April 18-19; Mon-Sat, April 22-27; and Mon-Tue, April 29-30.

B. Also open Sun, April 28, noon-5pm

C. Open only on Sun, April 28, noon-5pm

D. Open weekdays only, 7:30am-5:30pm

E. Open weekdays, 7am-2:30pm; Sat 10am-4pm

For info about mobile voting sites, which change daily, call the city clerk's office, or go to


Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe A.

U. of Texas (West Mall), Flawn Academic Center Lobby A.

Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. B.


ACC District Office, 5930 Middle Fiskville A.

Walnut Creek Elementary School, 401 W. Braker C.

ACC Northridge Campus, 11928 Stonehollow Dr. A.


Winn Elementary School, 3500 Susquehanna Ln. A.


Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd. D.

Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs A.

Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland B.

Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Dr. A.


A.B. Cantu/Pan American Rec Center, 2100 E. Third B.

ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville A.

Rosewood Recreation Center, 2300 Rosewood B.


Randalls Food Market #485, 2025 W. Ben White B.

Menchaca Elementary School, 12120 Manchaca Rd. A.

South Austin Recreation Center, 1100 Cumberland B.

A.B. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar E.


Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd. A.

ACC-Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Blvd. A.

Allison Elementary School, 515 Vargas Rd. C.


Covington Middle School, 3700 Convict Hill Rd. A.

ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7128 US 290 W. A.

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