Fall 2022 City Election Preferences

What are your thoughts on the candidates running for city council in the upcoming city election? Reply with your thoughts and questions. FANs will soon be voting their preferences in a poll of the membership.

In August, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) published a single open-ended question in an online form and invited each of the city council candidates to answer it. The candidates’ responses are on FAN’s website at http://www.atxfriends.org/austin-city-council-candidate-questionnaire. (See the media release we issued at the time here.)

For a list of all the candidates on the ballot, as well as how to connect with them on social media and by email or phone, see our city council candidate contact sheet.

By now you should have received your secure ballot to vote in FAN’s 2022 city election preferences poll. It includes races for mayor, city council districts 1, 3, 5, 8, and 9, as well as a bond proposition.

Voting in our poll is taking place online and began today. Search your email inbox for the secure ballot from the address for Helios Voting Bot no-reply@heliosvoting.org.

The poll closes Tuesday, October 18th at 6 pm central time.


Friends of Austin Neighborhoods Endorses City Council Candidates, Proposition A

AUSTIN, TEXAS (2022-10-20) - Based on a vote of its membership, Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) has endorsed a slate of candidates and propositions on the ballot for the local November 2022 election.

FAN polled its member neighborhood associations and at-large individual members to determine the preferred Austin City Council candidates for Mayor and Districts 1, 3, 5, 8, and 9. The membership’s preferred candidates are:

Mayor: Celia Israel
District 1: Natasha Harper-Madison
District 3: José Velásquez
District 5: Stephanie Bazan
District 8: Paige Ellis
District 9: Zohaib “Zo” Qadri

FAN’s membership also voted its preference on Propositions A:

Proposition A: For

The organization previously published a city council candidate contact sheet and candidates’ answers to a unique questionnaire on neighborhood inclusion and improvement.

FAN represents about 3,000 neighbors (homeowners, renters, and small business owners) among its 19 member neighborhood associations and individual members living in 224 other neighborhoods throughout the city. A complete list of member neighborhood associations and individual members is on the FAN website.

Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) is a coalition of neighborhood associations and residents reclaiming the word “neighborhood” to include the full diversity of voices, moving beyond neighborhood protectionism.

Media Contact: info@atxfriends.org | (512) 766-3266