How did our Austin City candidates vote?

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog with comments

UPDATE: Our ACC Board of Trustees and School Board voters guide is also now online!

We do not typically endorse candidates in local, non-partisan races.

But with such a large crowd of candidates vying for council seats (in our first, historic 10-district race!), our executive committee directed TCRP staff to investigate how each of the candidates voted in recent Primary elections -- be it in the Republican or Democratic primaries ...

What's on my ballot?

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog with comments

It's ok to ask. Really, it is. 

With so many city council candidates, state constitution amendments, transportation options, school taxes, county candidates, and utilities referenda on the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot, it's perfectly understandable to feel a little overwhelmed.

Fortunately, the Travis County Elections Division has you covered. ...

TCRP opposes ACC bonds, tax

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog with comments

The Travis County Republican Party Executive Committee voted Oct. 14, 2014, to oppose the Austin Community College District's bond proposals on the November ballot. 

In a near-unanimous vote, the executive committee -- comprised of Precinct Chairmen from all across Travis County -- felt the added tax burden for optional programs and construction is not the right thing for Austin taxpayers during a recession and in lieu of recent tax hikes. ...

Meet our 2014 candidates!

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog with comments

Austin-area voters will notice some familiar names on this November's ballot -- some sure to retain their seats after a job well done, and others on a mission to beat a local Democrat on election night!

Click here for details on the Republican slate for the Nov. 4, 2014, election.

Below is a list of GOP candidates appearing on Travis County ballots this year. Note: We are not including non-partisan local races.  [...]

Travis GOP stands with urban rail opponents

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog with comments

Opposition to an ill-conceived urban rail plan now has the support of the Travis County Republican Party. The Travis GOP Executive Committee approved a resolution against Austin ballot Proposition 1 by a wide margin Tuesday, Sept. 9.

TCRP estimates that only 1 percent of the Austin population would benefit from the rail line, which would block traffic at several intersections and reduce capacity along certain streets. ...