Here Come the Run-Offs!

A guide for your return to the ballot box

Here we are, in that brief window between turkey and tree, and if you haven't already got enough to do, your city is asking you to return for the second historic round of 10-1 City Council voting – and a couple more, for Austin Community College board of trustees, and AISD school board. Our endorsements are listed elsewhere in this issue, and in full online. Here the News staff, which has been following these races since early in 2014, takes another brief look at each race, describing both the policy differences and the practical politics of what's happening between now and Second Election Day: Dec. 16. If your head's still spinning with holiday wine, take a deep breath, have a good read, and prepare yourself for the final contests. – Michael King

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More December 2014 Run-off
District 4 Results Confirmed
District 4 Results Confirmed
Pressley refuses to concede

Michael King, Jan. 9, 2015

D3: Sibling Rivalry Put to Rest
D3: Sibling Rivalry Put to Rest
Renteria claims a decisive victory over Almanza

Mary Tuma, Dec. 19, 2014

More Mayoral & City Council
D7: Pool Cruises
Pool Cruises to Victory
Boyt concedes as Pool celebrates with current and future CMs

Chase Hoffberger, Dec. 19, 2014

D6: Zimmerman's Zenith
D6: Do We Have Your Attention Now?
Zimmerman beats out Flannigan in the oft-overlooked district

Amy Kamp, Dec. 19, 2014

More by the News Staff
Austin’s Noisy 2020 Top 40
Austin’s Noisy 2020 Top 40
Stories within stories shaped a year of sitting still

Dec. 18, 2020

Share Some Truth, Justice, and Sustainability With These Civic-Minded Gifts
Share Some Truth, Justice, and Sustainability With These Civic-Minded Gifts
Keep the holidays real

Dec. 4, 2020


December 2014 Run-off, Mayoral & City Council, AISD Board, ACC Board, Steve Adler, Mike Martinez, DeWayne Lofton, Ora Houston, Susana Almanza, Sabino "Pio" Renteria, Greg Casar, Laura Pressley, Don Zimmerman, Jimmy Flannigan, Jeb Boyt, Leslie Pool, Ellen Troxclair, Ed Scruggs, Mandy Dealey, Sheri Gallo

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