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Quote of the Week: Bruce Elfant
The county tax assessor and voter registrar weighs in on primary voting
"...– County Tax Assessor and Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant..."

March 9, 2018 News Column

Confounded Constable
County Judge Sam Biscoe Wins a Bureaucratic & Political Battle With Constable Bruce Elfant.
"...a highly personal subtext, aimed directly at fellow Democrat Bruce Elfant, the most politically powerful of the five elected..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Dem Results: Few Surprises
Several Democratic incumbents easily secured victory Tuesday night
"...and Dawnna Dukes, just elected Travis County Tax Assessor-Col­lector Bruce Elfant, and a host of others. Doggett told the..."

June 1, 2012 News Feature

Tax Assessor-Collector: The Ghost of Nelda
Nelda Wells Spears may have retired, but she still has her hand in politics
"...traditional and polite of her to first tell frontrunner Bruce Elfant that she was throwing her support behind Wilson...."

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Spears' Retirement Creates Rare Vacancy
Tax assessor-collector leaving office a year early
"...vying for the seat. Thus far, Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant is the only Democrat who's expressed an interest..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

The Lame, the Halt, and the Parking Thieves
Crusading against handicapped-parking violators
"...It's high noon on Friday, and Constable Bruce Elfant is cruising steadily through downtown, on the lookout..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature by Michael May

Point Austin: “Show Us Your Papers”
The Whitley fiasco and the persistence of voter suppression
"...I spoke with Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant earlier this week about the Travis County list,..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Block the Vote
If you can't beat 'em, disenfranchise 'em
"...When Voter ID was first passed, Travis County Registrar Bruce Elfant asked the secretary of state to provide the..."

April 22, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Travis Voter Registrar Tests "Text Request"
New system allows citizens to register to vote by text
"...Voter Registrar and Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant's office started looking into technologically based solutions for..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Endorsements
The Chronicle's picks in the Nov. 2 election
"...progressive approach to constabulary management.Travis Co. Constable, Precinct 5: Bruce Elfant While Greg Papst, the GOP challenger to three-term..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...In Travis County, Voter Reg­istrar Bruce Elfant tells us his office is conducting its own..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

City Hall Hustle: Cop Out
Council speeds through a vexing traffic stop
"...two cents. Most prominently, there was Travis County Constable Bruce Elfant, who's provided countless officers to cover Austin events...."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Big Bust at the Tax Office
Seven arrested for license plate forgery scheme
"...a suspected license plate forgery scheme. Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant briefed county commissioners on Tuesday, telling them he..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

New Program Aims to Boost Voter Registration at Travis County Jail
Are county inmates aware that they’re eligible to vote?
"...new initiative, introduced Monday morning by Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant and Sheriff Sally Hernandez, is planning to fix..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Meet Your New Tax Assessor
With oath of office, Elfant goes from constable to tax assessor
"...Bruce Elfant is sworn into office Tuesday, with his wife,..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature

AWPC: Women's Caucus = Women's Endorsement
AWPC returns to its feminist roots, but not everyone's happy
"...at least one elected official – Travis County Constable Bruce Elfant, who has garnered the group's endorsements over the..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...• In other county news, Constable Bruce Elfant reports the abuse of handicapped parking placards is..."

May 19, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
"...• Travis Co. Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant has joined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature

What's a Constable to Do?
Candidates clash over job descriptions in Precinct 3 and 5 contests
"...Over in Precinct 5, incumbent Constable Bruce Elfant is facing a challenger whose vision of the..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Rest of the Races
Anti-Soifer site comes down, Hidalgo Co. turnout goes up, and Williamson Co. (as usual) veers right
"...referendum was promoted by Travis Co. Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant, who said, "During the last legislative session, we..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature

Postmarks
More Light Rail hubbub and a few Naderite cries in the wilderness.
"...In last week's Chronicle (Oct. 20), you endorsed Bruce Elfant for Constable, Pct. 5 because he "has become..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Column

Election Notes
More than 713,000 registered voters need to know what's going on
"...Get Out the Vote! Beloved Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant has reason to smile this week: Roughly 90%..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: The Appraisal Scam
TCAD can't accurately appraise commercial properties – and the Lege likes it that way
"...Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler and Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant added their perspectives on the appraisal process and..."

May 22, 2015 News Column by Michael King

County Preps Voters on Election ID Law
County officials scramble to tell voters what Texas GOP doesn't want them to know
"...their rollout. Travis County Tax Assessor/Collector and Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant said, "A lot of states gave their counties..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Will Spears Run or Retire?
Tax Assessor will make her intentions known on Friday
"...declined to comment on her intentions. Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant is believed to be weighing a Democratic primary..."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

Give Us Your Two Census
It's that time of the decade again
"...Travis County Constable Bruce Elfant draws on the findings of the study to..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Constable Races: Part 2
The relatively tame contests at play in precincts 1,3, and 4
"...being contested on the Democratic side (Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant is the only incumbent without a primary opponent)...."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...absconder roundup last week, during which Precinct 5 Constable Bruce Elfant's office arrested 41 parents wanted for failure to..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...you scream, we all scream for Travis Co. Constable Bruce Elfant's 12th annual ice cream social, to be held..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Endorsements
"...shouldn't be mutually exclusive, even out southwest.Constable, Precinct 5 Bruce Elfant..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature

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