It’s all about the money

Unopposed in his primary, the state's tax collector and accountant Glenn Hegar faces Democratic opposition in November's general election from either Tim Mahoney or Joi Chevalier. Mahoney is a longtime activist in Travis County politics, an attorney and former ACC board trustee who made news in 2016 for suing Austin Community College after the school banned a pro-Bernie Sanders student group from leading voter registration events. Meanwhile, Chevalier is founder of the Cook's Nook, a shared commercial kitchen for Austin-area food entrepreneurs. Chevalier would diversify state revenue sources, adopt a more equitable revenue mix with the aim of lessening pressure on residential property owners, and pressure legislators to close tax loopholes.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 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  

More March 2018 Election
Point Austin: The Art of the Possible
Point Austin: The Art of the Possible
A few thoughts on Texas Democratic prospects

Michael King, June 1, 2018

Run-off Election Results
Run-off Election Results
Winners and losers in the Democratic primary

Mary Tuma, May 25, 2018

More by Mary Tuma
"Rosie's Law" Takes Bold Stand for Choice, Women's Health
Sheryl Cole's bill would cover abortion care for Medicaid enrollees

Feb. 15, 2019

Lege Lines: GOP Sharpens Its Claws for Paid Sick Leave With SB 15
Lege Lines: GOP Sharpens Its Claws for Paid Sick Leave With SB 15
"Consistent Employment Regulations Act" would dismantle city's right to protect workers

Feb. 15, 2019


March 2018 Election, Tim Mahoney, Joi Chevalier, Glenn Hegar

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

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

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