District 2: Garza in a Landslide

The D2 incumbent earned a commanding victory

Delia Garza (Photo by John Anderson)

District 2: Garza in a Landslide

It wasn't yet 8pm when Delia Garza took to a microphone outside Trudy's South to address her crowd of supporters in the city's Southeast District 2. Nearly an hour before, the incumbent council member saw her early voting numbers open to a large lead: 66% of the vote over challengers Casey Ramos and Wesley Faulkner. A few minutes before taking the mic, Garza told the Chronicle that she was excited to establish continuity on the dais for the underrepresented district. "I think it means a lot to elevate the voice of this area even more," she said. "[It] would have been a disadvantage to start over. I've learned so much in these two years. Even just learning which staff to ask what question to. It would have set our district back to bring somebody new in. So I'm very honored to be given this privilege once again, so we can continue pushing this progressive policy and do all that we can do [to] keep middle-class families here in Austin."

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