And the Candidates Are ...

Cheaper by the dozen: Twelve file in mayoral and City Council races

Speaking in support of the boardwalk are (l-r) Mayor Will Wynn; Charlie McCabe, executive director of Austin Parks Foundation; Sabino Renteria, chair of the Community Development Commission; and Susan Rankin, executive director of the Trail Foundation.
Speaking in support of the boardwalk are (l-r) Mayor Will Wynn; Charlie McCabe, executive director of Austin Parks Foundation; Sabino Renteria, chair of the Community Development Commission; and Susan Rankin, executive director of the Trail Foundation. (Photo by John Anderson)

As of 5pm Monday, March 9, the ballot was set for the May general election. Voters will select from five mayoral candidates and elect City Council members in four other races. There were some late-filing surprises: Enigmatic mayoral candidate Jason Morales apparently decided at the last minute to run for Place 1 instead, but, as Place 1 is a special election to fill Lee Leffingwell's unexpired seat, the filing had closed earlier, locking Morales out. However, self-described real estate investor David A. Buttross was a late-breaking mayoral filer. Place 2 Council Member Mike Martinez also drew a challenger at the deadline: Jose Quintero Sr., a self-described sales representative.

MAYOR

David A. Buttross, 39

Josiah James Ingalls, 28

Lee Leffingwell, 69

Brewster McCracken, 43

Carole Keeton Strayhorn, 69

PLACE 1

Perla Cavazos, 33

Chris Riley, 44

PLACE 2

*Mike Martinez, 39

Jose Quintero Sr., 57

PLACE 5

Bill Spelman, 51

PLACE 6

*Sheryl Cole, 44

Sam Osemene, 35


* incumbent

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