Meet the Candidates for City Council
Five incumbents fight for their seats at the dais
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 GarzaExperience: 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
The Challengers: Casey RamosOccupation: Professional boxer
Issues: Wants to strengthen infrastructure, increase affordability, create a sustainable city, and improve public education
Treasurer: Ricardo Ramos Jr.
Wesley FaulknerOccupation: 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