Candidate Dossiers

Laura Huffman

Candidate Dossiers
Assistant City Manager

– Bachelor of Science, political science, 1989, Texas A&M, College Station; master's, public affairs, 1991, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT-Austin

– Auditor, city of Austin, 1990-1992

– Executive assistant to city manager, city of Austin, 1992-1994

– Deputy city manager, city of San Marcos, 1994-2002

– Assistant city manager, city of Austin, May 2002-present

"Austin is a city that's not afraid to have a conversation about what 'right' looks like."

Rudy Garza

Candidate Dossiers
Assistant City Manager

– Bachelor of Business Administration, accounting, 1989, St. Mary's University, San Antonio

– Tax auditor, Texas comptroller's office, 1989-1992

– Accounting supervisor, assistant budget director, budget director, city of Corpus Christi, 1992-2000

– Budget officer, city of Austin, 2000-2004

– Assistant city manager, city of Austin, 2004-present

"I really firmly believe ... if you can just get the truth out on the table, you can start working it out."

Juan Garza

Candidate Dossiers
Austin Energy General Manager

– Bachelor of Science, mathematics, 1972; master's, business administration, 1977, Loyola University, Chicago

– Assistant to director of finance, urban planner, engin­eering aide, city of Evanston, Ill., 1968-1980

– Accounts & finance officer, city of Moline, Ill., 1980-1982

– Director of finance, assistant city manager, city manager, city of Corpus Christi, 1983-1996

– Director of human resources, city of Austin, 2000-2002

– General manager of Austin Energy, city of Austin, 2002-present

"When you know that greater purpose, it's easy to do even the tedious work."

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