AUSTIN (KXAN) – Representative Celia Israel (D-Austin) is set to make an announcement about her future Tuesday morning in east Austin, and she may be running for mayor of Austin.
A new document online showed her campaign on Monday applying to appoint campaign treasurer. It lists the office Israel is looking for as “Mayor, City of Austin.”
Under the Texas Election Code, candidates cannot officially apply for a position on the November ballot until the end of July.
In September, Israel announced she has formed a discovery committee for the mayor of Austin and will not seek re-election in the Texas House of Representatives. She served four terms in the House and was first elected in 2014 to District 50, including parts of both northern Austin and Pflugerville.
She is a founding member of the LGBTQ Caucus at Texas House and has worked to protect suffrage, invest in transportation, and support LGBTQ youth during her time with the Texas Legislature. .
The Israeli announcement will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Parque Zaragoza off Gonzales Street. KXAN is planning to attend.
Businesswoman Jennifer Virden announced in November She plans to run for mayor of Austin. Assemblyman Kathie Tovo of Austin City Council District 9 expressed interest in the job last month, and in September, former state senator and Austin mayor Kirk Watson said he was also considering a run.
Voters will decide on Austin’s next mayor, as well as other city council members, on Tuesday, November 8.
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/rep-celia-israel-to-make-announcement-tuesday-filing-hints-at-run-for-austin-mayor/ Congressman Celia Israel will make an announcement Tuesday, presenting suggestions when running for mayor of Austin