Mayoral Candidates

Steve Adler
Steve Adler
Mike Martinez
Mike Martinez (Photo by John Anderson)

Steve Adler

Occupation: attorney
Experience: chief of staff/general counsel for state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh; attorney (has argued civil rights cases, focuses on eminent domain defense); Anti-Defamation League Austin Region board chair; Texas Tribune board chair
Issues: new 10-1 system, traffic, affordability, public education, poverty, water, environment
(FB) Steve Adler for Austin Mayor

Todd Phelps
Todd Phelps

Mike Martinez

Occupation: City Council member (since 2006)
Experience: longtime civic activist; former firefighter and president, Austin Firefighters Association; Capital Metro board member and current chair
Issues: affordability, traffic and transportation, equity
(FB) Mike Martinez

Randall Stephens
Randall Stephens

Todd Phelps

Occupation: musician; businessman
Experience: performer at Scholz Garten for Leffingwell and Martinez victory party (2012)
Issues: transportation, environmental protection, taxation, open space
(FB) Todd Phelps


Randall Stephens

Occupation: aircraft mechanic; tech entrepreneur (CEO of AdBirds website)
Experience: Air Force veteran
Issues: campaign finance reform; transportation, small business development, short-term rental rights
(FB) Randall Stephens for Mayor of Austin


Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole is still considering a run, and recently announced a 10-district "House Party" listening campaign. She expects to make a decision in mid-May.

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