Election Endorsements 2018

AURA has completed endorsements for Austin Mayoral candidates, City Council candidates, and ballot propositions. Endorsement is determined by AURA member vote. We held two candidate forums in May and August and asked candidates to fill out a questionnaire—responses available here. For Mayor and City Council, AURA’s members endorse:

  • Steve Adler, for Mayor
  • Natasha Harper-Madison, for District 1
  • Pio Renteria, for District 3
  • Rich DePalma, for District 8
  • Danielle Skidmore, for District 9

AURA’s members offer no endorsement in District 5.


AURA’s members support the following ballot propositions:

  • Proposition A (affordable housing)
  • Proposition B (libraries, museums, cultural centers)
  • Proposition C (parks and recreation)
  • Proposition D (flood mitigation, open space, water quality)
  • Proposition E (Dove Springs Health Center)
  • Proposition F (fire and emergency stations)
  • Proposition G (transportation, including streets, sidewallks, Vision Zero)
  • Proposition H (amending City Charter regarding appointment and removal of Planning Commissioners)

AURA’s members oppose the following ballot propositions:

  • Proposition J (citizen referendum on comprehensive land development code reform)
  • Proposition K (efficiency audit)

AURA’s members took no action on Proposition I (typographical corrections of the City Charter).