Mayors Race 2014 – we support Adler

Mayor’s Race 2014 – endorses Steve Adler in the runoff against Martinez

Steve Adler

Occupation: attorney

Experience: chief of staff/general counsel for state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh; attorney (has argued civil rights cases, focuses on eminent domain defense); Anti-Defamation League Austin Region board chair; Texas Tribune board chair

Issues: new 10-1 system, traffic, affordability, public education, poverty, water, environment


Facebook: Steve Adler for Austin Mayor

Twitter: @AdlerForAustin

Mike Martinez

Mike Martinez

Occupation: City Council member (since 2006)

Experience: longtime civic activist; former firefighter and president, Austin Firefighters Association; Capital Metro board member and current chair

Issues: affordability, traffic and transportation, equity


Facebook: Mike Martinez

Twitter: @CouncilManMike

Candidates who lost in the primary election:

Sheryl Cole – lost in primary

Occupation: Mayor Pro Tem

Experience: Three-term City Council member; attorney and CPA; public schools advocate (former PTA president)

Issues: Affordability, transportation, water, diversity, equity


Facebook: Sheryl Cole For Austin

Twitter: @SherylCole1

Todd Phelps

Occupation: musician; businessman

Experience: energy negotiations, lending projects, farming, ranching, property management; arts and film production

Issues: transportation, environmental protection, taxation, open space


Facebook: Todd Phelps

Twitter: @PhelpsForAustin

Randall Stephens

Occupation: aircraft mechanic; tech entrepreneur (CEO of AdBirds website)

Experience: Air Force veteran

Issues: campaign finance reform; transportation, small business development, short-term rental rights


Facebook: Randall Stephens for Mayor of Austin

Twitter: @AustinBlueDog