Austin Mayor Steve Adler wins re-election, Laura Morrison concedes

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Mayor Steve Adler was re-elected as the leader of Austin on Tuesday.

Adler has held the post for nearly four years after being sworn into office in January 2015.

Adler and former Austin City Council Member Laura Morrison have been seen by many in the community as the two main candidates to watch. Morrison conceded Tuesday night.

Morrison served on city council for two terms from 2008 to 2014.

With seven candidates in the race, there was a possibility of a runoff, but that will not happen as Adler took 61 percent of the vote as of 8:50 p.m. Morrison conceded with 19 percent of the vote, the closest competitor in the race.

Candidate Todd Phelps is an Austin native, small business owner and has experience in commercial lending as well as leading a wind energy company, according to a bio he provided the League of Women Voters Austin Area. Alexander Strenger also provided a bio to the organization, saying he is “a pedicab driver and former substitute teacher in AISD with an extensive background interacting with the public.”

Traivs Duncan has several platforms listed on his campaign website, including housing, transportation and traffic, shelter for all and free WiFi, among other things. Bios for candidates Gustavo Peña and Alan Pease were not available as neither candidate has campaign websites.

Adler received 61 percent of the vote, Morrison received 19 percent of the vote, Peña received 10 percent of the vote, Phelps received 6 percent of the vote, Strenger received 1 percent of the vote, Pease received 1 percent of the vote and Duncan received 2 percent of the vote as of 8:50 p.m. Tuesday.

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