Don't forget to vote! Election Day is on November 8th and early voting begins on October 24th.
It’s a big election year here in Austin, with five City Council seats and the mayor’s race on the ballot. In this guide, we’re going to cover the basics of the District 3 City Council election. District 3 is located in south/east Austin (and includes East Cesar Chavez and parts of South First and South Congress). You can figure out which Council district you live in here.
District 3 is one of three Council races this year where there is no incumbent running. Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria (who has represented District 3 for the past eight years) is leaving at the end of 2022 after serving two terms in office.
Keep scrolling to learn about all the candidates running in District 3!
Information and quotes for this guide come from original interviews with the candidates (except for Yvonne Weldon, who did not answer our interview request), the candidates’ websites, and the League of Women Voters guide. You can listen to the interviews we conducted with the candidates in a forthcoming episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour… so stay tuned!