All the Elections That Fit

And all's well that (sort of) ends ...

Nationally, it was a dark day for progressive voters, and in the state of Texas we were forcibly reminded of Molly Ivins' mordant political nostrum, "Things can always get worse." The national GOP made the campaign about their caricature of President Barack Obama, and beat every Democratic candidate over the head with that fantasy villain, and it was pretty much the same in Texas. The great wave of people and energy that buoyed the political emergence of Sen. Wendy Davis receded, and we were grimly reminded, "Oh, yes, we lost that battle too."

Locally, the story was much more mixed, and mostly yet to be written – not only in the run-offs that will follow in mid-December, but in just what this new experiment in districted government will mean, at least in the short run. Who will lead it is also in doubt, as Steve Adler and Mike Martinez head to a mayoral run-off likely to sharpen the policy distinctions between them, as well as their styles of leadership.

The Chronicle News Staff will be along for the ride, and today offers our instant, overnight impressions of what happened in the various local races, as the dust begins to settle. Call them snapshots of Austin's future – with more in-depth portraits to come.

RUN-OFF INFO

Nine run-offs, plus three for AISD Board and one for ACC Board, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Early voting for the run-off election will be Dec. 1-12. Canvassing for the run-off election will take place on Dec. 30, and the inauguration of the newly elected council members is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2015.




City of Austin

MAYOR
Steve Adler: 64,279 (36.8%)
Mike Martinez: 51,804 (29.6%)
Sheryl Cole: 25,806 (14.8%)
Todd Phelps: 17,307 (9.9%)
Mary Catherine Krenek: 7,359 (4.2%)
David Orshalick: 3,741 (2.1%)
Randall Stephens: 3,194 (1.8%)
Ronald Culver: 1,356 (0.8%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Ora Houston: 6,421 (49.1%)
DeWayne Lofton: 1,884 (14.4%)
Valerie Menard: 1,220 (9.3%)
George Hindman: 928 (7.1%)
Andrew Bucknall: 810 (6.2%)
Michael Cargill: 709 (5.4%)
Sam Osemene: 528 (4.0%)
Christopher Hutchins: 420 (3.2%)
Norman A. Jacobson: 153 (1.2%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
Delia Garza: 5,568 (65.8%)
Edward “Wally” Reyes: 1,323 (15.6%)
John C. Sheppard: 886 (10.5%)
Mike Owen: 690 (8.1%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
Susana R. Almanza: 2,137 (21.0%)
Sabino “Pio” Renteria: 1,914 (18.8%)
Jose Valera: 1,681 (16.5%)
Mario Cantu: 990 (9.7%)
Shaun Ireland: 645 (6.3%)
Eric J. Rangel: 646 (6.3%)
Kent Phillips: 615 (6.0%)
Julian Limon Fernandez: 509 (5.0%)
Fred L. McGhee: 461 (4.5%)
Jose Quintero, Sr.: 222 (2.2%)
Ricardo Turollols-Bonilla: 199 (1.9%)
Christopher Hoerster: 163 (1.6%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Gregorio “Greg” Casar: 3,268 38.6%)
Laura Pressley: 1,822 (21.5%)
Katrina Daniel: 1,366 (16.1%)
Sharon E. Mays: 720 (8.5%)
Monica A. Guzman: 556 (6.6%)
Roberto Perez, Jr.: 423 (5.0%)
Louis C. Herrin, III: 224 (2.6%)
Marco Mancillas: 77 (0.9%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
Ann Kitchen: 11,378 (53.6%)
Mike Rodriguez: 4,713 (22.2%)
Dan Buda: 1,918 (9.0%)
Dave Floyd: 1,014 (4.8%)
Jason Denny: 874 (4.1%)
CarolAnneRose Kennedy: 834 (3.9%)
Dave Senecal: 488 (2.3%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
Don Zimmerman: 3,722 (24.2%)
James “Jimmy” Flannigan: 3,697 (24.1%)
Jay Wiley: 3,511 (22.8%)
Matt Stillwell: 2,361 (15.4%)
Mackenzie Kelly: 1,381 (9.0%)
Lloyd “Pete” Phillips: 701 (4.6%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
Leslie Pool: 6,265 (32.1%)
J.E. “Jeb” Boyt: 3,292 (16.9%)
Melissa Zone: 2,946 (15.1%)
Ed English: 2,699 (13.9%)
Jimmy Paver: 2,104 (10.8%)
Pete A. Salazar, Jr.: 1,144 (5.9%)
Zack Ingraham: 612 (3.1%)
Darryl R. Wittle: 429 (2.2%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
Ellen Troxclair: 5,676 (26.4%)
Ed Scruggs: 5,496 (25.5%)
Becky Bray: 4,106 (19.1%)
Darrell Pierce: 3,546 (16.5%)
Eliza May: 2,692 (12.5%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 9
Kathie Tovo: 10,003 (49.1%)
Chris Riley: 8,241 (40.4%)
Erin McGann: 2,148 (10.5%)

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 10
Mandy Dealey: 8,539 (30.7%)
Sheri Gallo: 6,386 (22.9%)
Robert Thomas: 5,260 (18.9%)
Bill Worsham: 2,662 (9.6%)
Jason Meeker: 1,764 (6.3%)
Margie Burciaga: 1,298 (4.7%)
Tina Cannon: 1,072 (3.8%)
Matt Lamon: 875 (3.1%)

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