Meet the Candidates for City Council

Five incumbents fight for their seats at the dais


Photo by Jana Birchum

This November may mean the end of the line for five district leaders who served on the first 10-1 City Council. Each of the five incumbents face at least one challenger for their seat at the dais, and there could be more by the time the filing deadline hits this Monday, Aug. 22. If you want to know more about the incumbents and their challengers, visit austinchronicle.com/elections. To find your City Council District, visit the 10-1 page "Lookup" Map at www.austintexas.gov/gis/councildistrictmap/.


District 2 (Southeast)

Zip Codes 78744, 78745, 78747, 78748, 78617, 78719

The Incumbent: Delia Garza

Experience: Former Austin firefighter and assistant state's attorney general
Issues: Proponent of gender equality and women's health, increasing affordability, fair labor practices, eliminating food deserts, and advancing health & human services
Treasurer: Martha Cotera
Filed: 5/12/16
Facebook: www.fb.com/deliagarzadistrict2
Twitter: @DGarzaforD2

The Challengers: Casey Ramos

Occupation: Professional boxer
Issues: Wants to strengthen infrastructure, increase affordability, create a sustainable city, and improve public education
Treasurer: Ricardo Ramos Jr.
Filed: 6/17/16
Facebook: www.fb.com/ramos4d2
Twitter: @Ramos4D2

Wesley Faulkner

Occupation: Social Media Manager at Namecheap, a domain name registrar and web-hosting company
Issues: Wants to increase affordable housing, improve transportation, foster tech innovation, and create economic equity
Treasurer: Brian Loh
Filed: 7/7/16
Website: www.austin4everyone.com
Facebook: www.fb.com/austin4everyone
Twitter: @Austin4Everyone


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