Election Preview

A candidate roundup for the November election


Illustration by Jason Stout/Thinkstock

With the passing of the Aug. 22 filing deadline, the ballot for the November election is now set. Here the Chronicle staff takes a look at the local races you'll see on the Nov. 8 ballot – primarily focusing on the five City Council races, each featuring an incumbent up for re-election, and the boards of trustees for the Austin Independent School District and Austin Community College.

When it comes to the partisan races, we're still in Austin, so most of the local seats (with one notable exception) will likely stay safely Democratic, and the statewide seats safely Republican, but we offer a look at that one exception, plus a few other races that might be in the margins. Plus with this story online, see Michael King's extended preview of the County Commissioner races, and Mary Tuma's look at the third-party options for disaffected presidential voters. And for yet more, see the Chronicle election page online (austinchronicle.com/elections), and especially "Council Candidates' Campaign Finance Reports," July 22, and "10-1, Take Two," May 20.

Got something to say? The Chronicle welcomes opinion pieces on any topic from the community. Submit yours now at austinchronicle.com/opinion.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More election
Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races

Michael King, Feb. 7, 2020

Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Elizabeth Warren weighs in on the D.A. race

Michael King, Jan. 31, 2020

More by the News Staff
Election Ticker: Say It Ain’t So, Zo
Election Ticker: Say It Ain’t So, Zo
Qadri explains his GOP gigs, Guerrero explains her housing views

Dec. 9, 2022

Election Ticker: Of Recounts and Run-Offs
Election Ticker: Of Recounts and Run-Offs
Endorsements, recounts, and money, money, money

Nov. 25, 2022

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

election, November 2016 election, City Council, Don Zimmerman, Sheri Gallo, Greg Casar, Delia Garza, Leslie Pool, Mobility Bond

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Behind the scenes at The Austin Chronicle

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle