Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Candidate Forums for District 5 and 8


Thursday, September 22 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the City of Austin is sponsoring the City Council Candidate Forums for District 5 and 8, allowing residents to learn more about the candidates running for the open City Council seats.
The City of Austin, the City's Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters Austin Area, will sponsor six City Council Candidate Forums for City Council candidates competing in the November 8 election. Council Districts that will be electing Council Members are Districts 1, 3, 5, 8, 9 and Mayor. The other districts will be chosen in 2024.  

The event will be an opportunity for Austinites to listen to candidates express their views so audience members can understand candidates' positions and make an informed voting decision. The candidates will serve the remaining term of the office being vacated.

The forum for District 5 will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the forum for District 8, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Both will be held at South Austin Senior Center - 3911 Menchaca Road. The community can also tune in live at ATXN.TV (ENG & SPA), cable TV channel 6, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and on streaming apps. The forum can also be heard live on KAZI FM 88.7 in English. Language Interpretation via Telephone will be provided in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Mandarin (Dial 1-855-756-7520 ext 83464# for English, 83465# for Spanish, 83466# for Mandarin, and 83467# for Vietnamese). For other language interpretation not provided for the forums, please call Austin 3-1-1 to request an interpreter at least 5 business days prior to the forum you wish to attend.
Austinites and Neighborhood Associations interested in suggesting a question to be asked of the candidates during the forums can email in any language to forum@lwvaustin.org or call 512-451-6710. Deadline is by 12pm (noon) the day of each forum event date. For more information about the Council Candidate Forums, visit AustinTexas.gov/CandidateForums.

To find out which district you live in, visit AustinTexas.gov/Government#FindDistrict.

To see a list of Council Candidates per district in the ballot, visit the Candidate Forums website.

For more information about the election process, visit AustinTexas.gov/Elections

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