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City Candidates Get Ballot Positions Tomorrow

Candidate lists are finalized for May's Austin city council election
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Candidate lists are finalized for May's Austin city council election

A total of 11 people have filed for the three Austin city council seats up for election this May.  With the filing period over, the city clerk will draw names tomorrow morning to determine the order that names will appear in on the ballot.

Place 1 incumbent Chris Riley is seeking a full three-year term.  He will face former assistant city manager Roger Chan, one-time mayoral candidate Josiah Ingalls and electrical engineer Norman Jacobson.

Randi Shade, seeking a second term in Place 3 also drew three opponents: former council member Max Nofziger, unsuccessful state house candidate Kris Bailey and neighborhood activist Kathie Tovo.

Only two opponents are challenging Place 4 incumbent Laura Morrison: radio personality Toby Ryan and Eric Rangel.

Election Day is Saturday, May 14.  Early voting runs May 2-10.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.