Wednesday, November 23, 2022

City Hosting Candidate Forums for Council Runoff Elections Nov. 30


Early voting starts Dec. 1 with runoff election day Dec. 13

The City of Austin and the Ethics Review Commission are partnering with the League of Women Voters Austin Area to sponsor live candidate forums on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. for candidates in the upcoming runoff elections for Austin City Council District 3, Council District 5, Council District 9 and Mayor.

The events will provide Austinites an opportunity to listen to candidates express their views so audience members can understand candidates' positions and make informed voting decisions. Candidates who are elected will serve four-year terms.

This forum will be a friendly debate style for the candidates. People interested in suggesting a question to be asked of the Candidates during the forums can email or call 512-451-6710 by noon on Wednesday. Topics can be both citywide and Council district-specific. Questions suggested repeatedly will be considered for inclusion.

The District 3 forum will start at 6 p.m. with Candidate José Velázquez and Candidate Daniela Silva. The District 5 forum will start at 6:45 p.m. with Candidate Ryan Alter and Candidate Stephanie Bazan. The District 9 forum will start at 7:30 p.m. with Candidate Zohaib “Zo” Qadri and Candidate Linda Guerrero. The Mayoral forum will start at 8:15 p.m. with Candidate Celia Israel and Candidate Kirk Watson.

Individuals can watch the recorded forums at ATXN.TV (ENG & SPA), cable TV channel 6, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. The runoff forums will also be available live on KAZI FM 88.7 and by telephone in English (855)-756-7520 Ext.65825#) and Spanish (855)-756-7520 Ext.65826#). Visit to learn more or call 3-1-1.

For more information about the election process, visit

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