City Council, District 8
We need to get back to a place where we can disagree with our friends and agree with people outside our immediate circles. Having served as a policy advisor for almost a decade, I am someone who worked to create compromise and facilitate agreement where it seemed unlikely. I think it’s important to hear and try to be responsive to the concerns of all parties involved, and as a district representative we need to be stewards of our areas, but ultimately, the City Council has a responsibility to adopt policy that is reflective of our adopted comprehensive plan (Imagine Austin) and that will be benefit the City at large. I believe I am uniquely positioned, based on my many years of building relationships throughout the community, to be the bridge between sides that doesn’t exist right now.