Travis County Local Elections
November 6, 2018: General Election
Following are the local elections on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 Election in Travis County, Texas. Candidates will be listed in alphabetical order. Not all races appear on all ballots. Races that cover all of Texas are listed on our Statewide Elections page. To view your specific sample ballot including all local candidates for this election, please visit the Travis County Elections Office website.
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D = Democrat, G = Green, I = Independent, L = Libertarian, R = Republican
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2018 General Election
State Representative, District 48
Donna Howard (i) - D
State Representative, District 49
Kyle Austin - R
Gina Hinojosa (i) - D
State Representative, District 50
Celia Israel (i) - D
State Representative, District 51
Eddie Rodriguez (i) - D
Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Place 5
Thomas J. Baker - D
David Puryear (i) - R
District Judge, 147th Judicial District
Cliff Brown (i) - D
District Judge, 201st Judicial District
Amy Clark Meachum (i) - D
District Judge, 250th Judicial District
Karin Crump (i) - D
District Judge, 261st Judicial District
Lora J Livingston (i) - D
District Judge, 299th Judicial District
Karen Sage (i) - D
District Judge, 331st Judicial District
District Judge, 403rd Judicial District
Brenda P. Kennedy (i) - D
District Judge, 419th Judicial District
District Judge, 459th Judicial District
Sarah Eckhardt (i) - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 1
Todd T Wong (i) - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 2
Eric Montgomery Shepperd (i) - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 3
John Lipscombe (i) - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 4
Mike Denton (i) - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 5
Nancy Hohengarten (i) - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 6
Brandy Mueller (i) - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 7
Elisabeth Earle (i) - D
Judge, County Probate Court-at-Law No 1
Guy Herman (i) - D
Velva L. Price (i) - D
Dana DeBeauvoir (i) - D
Erica Lockwood - L
Dolores Ortega Carter (i) - D
County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Brigid Shea (i) - D
County Commissioner, Precinct 4
Margaret J Gomez (i) - D
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Eric Guerra - L
Yvonne Michelle Williams (i) - D
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
Christopher David - L
Randall Slagle (i) - D
Chris Soileau - R
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4
Raúl Arturo González (i) - D
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5
Nick Chu (i) - D
City of Austin Election
City Council, District 1
City Council, District 3
City Council, District 5
Ann Kitchen (i)
The issuance of $250,000,000 in tax supported general obligation bonds and notes for planning, constructing, renovating, improving, and equipping affordable housing facilities for low income and moderate income persons and families, and acquiring land and interests in land and property necessary to do so, funding loans and grants for affordable housing, and funding affordable housing programs, as may be permitted by law; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.
The issuance of $128,000,000 in tax supported general obligation bonds and notes for planning, acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, and equipping community and cultural facilities, libraries, museums, and cultural and creative arts facilities, and acquiring land and interests in land and property necessary to do so; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.
The issuance of $149,000,000 in tax supported general obligation bonds and notes for planning, acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving and equipping public parks, recreation centers, natural areas, and other related facilities, including, without limitation, playgrounds, hike and bike trails, sports courts, and swimming pools, and acquiring land and interests in land and property necessary to do so; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.
The issuance of $184,000,000 in tax supported general obligation bonds and notes for flood mitigation, open space and water quality and quantity for planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, and installing improvements and facilities for flood control, erosion control, water quality, water quantity, and storm-water drainage, and acquiring land, open spaces, and interests in land and property necessary to do so; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.
The issuance of $16,000,000 in tax supported general obligation bonds and notes for planning, constructing, reconstructing, improving, and equipping a neighborhood public health and human services facility in the Dove Springs area; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.
The issuance of $38,000,000 in tax supported general obligation bonds and notes for planning, renovating, improving, and equipping existing public safety facilities, specifically fire and emergency medical services stations, buildings, and other related facilities; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.
The issuance of $160,000,000 in tax supported general obligation bonds and notes for planning, constructing, reconstructing, and improving roads, streets, intersections, sidewalks, bridges, urban trails and related utility and drainage infrastructure for the roads and streets; improving traffic signal synchronization and control systems; acquiring and installing traffic signals; and acquiring land and interests in land and property necessary to do so; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.
Shall the City Charter be amended to provide that the term of service and process for removal of the Planning Commission members be determined by ordinance?
Shall the City Charter be amended to make non-substantive corrections to grammar, typographical errors, capitalization, punctuation, and sentence structure; and to change or remove charter language that is obsolete?
Shall a City ordinance be adopted to require both a waiting period and subsequent voter approval period, a total of up to three years, before future comprehensive revisions of the City’s land development code become effective?
Without using the existing internal City Auditor or existing independent external auditor, shall the City Code be amended to require an efficiency study of the City’s operational and fiscal performance performed by a third-party audit consultant, at an estimated cost of $1 million - $5 million?
City of Jonestown Election
Alderman, Place 3
Joe Aaron (i)
Alderman, Place 4
Dave Nelsen (i)
Alderman, Place 5
Eric Davis (i)
City of Lago Vista Election
Council Member, Place 2
Kevin Sullivan (i)
Council Member, Place 4
Timothy J. Collins
Council Member, Place 6
Shall Section 1.04, entitled “Annexation and Dis-annexation” be amended to provide for the City’s annexation authority in accordance with current Texas Law and to specify dis-annexation by ordinance? If approved, Section 1.04 would read as follows:
Section 1.04 Annexations and Dis-annexation.
a. Annexation by City Council. The Council shall have the power, by ordinance, to annex adjacent property, to fix the boundaries of the City and to provide for the alteration or extension of said boundaries, pursuant to the laws of the State of Texas, now or as may be amended.
b. Dis-annexation. The City Council may, by ordinance, dis-annex any territory within the corporate boundaries of the City if the City Council determines that the territory is not necessary or sustainable for City purposes.
Shall Section 3.06, entitled “Mayor” be amended to remove the executive power of the Mayor, limit the Mayor’s authority to direct employees and to require the Mayor to work through the City manager when seeking information from employees? If approved, Section 3.06 would read as follows:
Section 3.06 Mayor.
a. The Mayor shall be recognized as the head of the City for legal and ceremonial purposes and by the Governor of the State of Texas for all purposes of military law.
b. The Mayor shall work closely with the Council to obtain legislation in the public interest and with the City Manager to ensure that the same is enforced, preside at all meetings of the Council and provide the leadership necessary to ensure good government.
c. The Mayor may call special meetings of the Council and any board or commission and set the agenda therefore,
d. The Mayor shall participate in discussion and vote on all matters coming before the Council but shall have no power to veto.
e. The Mayor may meet with and obtain information from the City Manager
f. The Mayor may consult with and advise the City Manager with respect to any city business or issue,
g. The Mayor may require any item or items to be included on or deleted from the agenda for a Council meeting. Agenda items which have been specifically requested by two (2) or more Council Members may not be deleted.
h. The Mayor shall have signatory authority for all legal contracts and commitments of the City, but may not bind or obligate the City in any way without prior authorization from the City Council.
i. The Mayor shall sign all approved ordinances and resolutions,
j. The Mayor may recommend appointees for boards and commissions.
The Mayor, in time of declared emergency, may govern the City by proclamation and direct the City Manager so as to maintain order and enforce all laws. The Mayor shall have such additional powers as are granted to the office by state law, or by ordinance not inconsistent with this Charter.
Shall Section 3.23, entitled “Prohibitions” be amended to clarify Council, including the Mayor, only has powers as a body with a quorum present except where a power is conferred upon an individual member by the Charter or by Council? If approved, Section 3.23 would read as follows:,
Section 3.23 Prohibitions. The Council shall have powers only as a body meeting with a quorum present and no member shall have power to act individually, except where that power may be conferred upon the member in this Charter or by the Council. The individual Council members shall have the right to meet with the Mayor to inquire about any matter or issue and with the City Manager or department head to obtain information deemed necessary to make informed decisions regarding the business of the city. No member of the Council shall give orders directly to the City Manager, and no Council Member shall give orders directly to any other City employee.
Shall Section 4.01, entitled “City Manager” be amended to clarify that the City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the City? If approved, the first sentence of the second paragraph of Section 4.01 would read as follows:
The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the City, responsible to the Council for the efficient administration of all the City's affairs placed in the Manager's charge by or under this Charter.
Shall Section 5.01, entitled “Elections” be amended to add new rules regarding candidates for elected office? The new rules would require an incumbent to file for the same position as presently held or to file for office earlier and resign from their current office. If approved, the following paragraph will be added to the end of Section 5.01:
Candidates shall follow these rules:
a. No candidate for office, including incumbents, may withdraw their candidacy and refile in the same election; and
b. No candidate may file for more than one office or position number per election; and
c. Incumbents seeking re-election must file for the same position that he or she presently holds; and
d. An elected Councilmember, filing for office of Mayor, shall file for election fifteen (15) days on or before the filing deadline; and
e. An elected Councilmember, filing for office of Mayor, shall resign from the office presently held on or before the canvassing date.
Shall Section 7.04, entitled “Board of Adjustment” be amended to remove the Board’s authority to consider variances and hear appeals of decisions regarding the building code that are heard by the Building Committee? If approved, Section 7.04 would read as follows:
Section 7.04 Board of Adjustment. A Board of Adjustment is established to perform such duties and functions as required or authorized by state law, this Charter, and the enabling ordinance.
Shall the Charter be amended to correct non-substantive grammatical and typographical errors and to allow for the addition of a table of contents?
City of Lakeway Election
City of Manor Election
Council Member, Place 2
Maria D Amezcua (i)
Council Member, Place 4
Dr Larry Wallace Jr
Council Member, Place 6
Todd Shaner (i)
City of Mustang Ridge Election
Alisandro M Flores (i)
Council Members (Vote for 0, 1 or 2)
Michelle L Taylor
David E Vela (i)
Alaina M Zachmann
City of Pflugerville Election
The issuance of $21,100,000 tax bonds for street improvements to Colorado Sand Drive, Kelly Lane, Old Austin Hutto Road, and East Pflugerville Parkway.
City of Round Rock Election
The Legal Sale of All Alcoholic Beverages Including Mixed Beverages.
City of Sunset Valley Election
City Council (Vote for 0, 1 or 2)
Melissa C. Gonzales
Karen L. Medicus
Village of Volente Election
Austin Community College District Election
Approving the annexation by the Austin Community College District of the following territory: the territory in Pflugerville Independent School District that is not currently included in the boundaries of the Austin Community College District, and authorizing the imposition of an ad valorem tax for junior college purposes, which is currently set at a rate of $0.1048, per $100 valuation of taxable property.
Austin ISD Election
Single Member Trustee, District 6
Geronimo M Rodriguez Jr (i)
Single Member Trustee, District 7
Yasmin Wagner (i)
Del Valle ISD Election
Single Member Trustee, District 5
David Campos Sr (i)
Johnson City ISD Election
The issuance of $10,860,000 of bonds by the Johnson City Independent School District for school facilities and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.
Lago Vista ISD Election
Board of Trustees, Place 6
David Scott (i)
Board of Trustees, Place 7
Leander ISD Election
Manor ISD Election
Board of Trustees, Place 1
Matildy "Sam" V Samaripa Jr
Marlin D Thomas (i)
Board of Trustees, Place 3
Ana Cortez (i)
Reyna Villalovos Smith
Marble Falls ISD Election
The issuance of $55,000,000 school building bonds for the construction, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the District (including the rehabilitation, renovation, expansion and improvement thereof) and the purchase of new school buses and levying of the tax in payment thereof.
Pflugerville ISD Election
THE ISSUANCE OF $332,000,000 BONDS FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, SCHOOLS SITES, SCHOOL BUSES, AND THE LEVYING OF THE TAX IN PAYMENT THEREOF.
APPROVING THE AD VALOREM TAX RATE OF $1.52 PER $100 VALUATION IN THE PFLUGERVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE CURRENT YEAR, A RATE THAT IS $0.02 HIGHER PER $100 VALUATION THAN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ROLLBACK TAX RATE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS, (INCLUDING A MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS COMPONENT OF THE AD VALOREM TAX RATE EQUAL TO $1.06 PER $100 VALUATION, A RATE THAT IS $0.02 HIGHER THAN THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS TAX RATE).
Round Rock ISD Election
The issuance of $508,435,000 of School Building Bonds for acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving and equipping school buildings, including an aquatic facility and acquiring technology replacements, upgrades and improvements, for the purchase of necessary sites for school buildings and for the purchase of new school buses; and the levying of a tax sufficient, without limit as to rate or amount, to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed or authorized in anticipation of, in relation to or in connection with the Bonds.