AUSTIN (KXAN) — Voters in District 5 will decided who will represent them on Austin City Council during Tuesday’s runoff election. It was between Stephanie Bazan or Ryan Alter. City Council District 5 is in south Austin.
Neither received more than 50% of the vote on Nov. 8, which triggered the runoff election. Bazan received 29% of the vote (9,568 votes) to Alter’s 24% (7,903) during that election.
KXAN projected Tuesday that Alter won the runoff election.
“Lots of challenging issues for Austin, especially housing affordability, and while we all agree that’s something we want to accomplish and need to tackle, there are a lot of differing views on how to get there,” Alter said after his win.
See election results for the Austin City Council District 5 runoff below.
Bazan was born and raised in the same district she hopes to represent. She has experience in health care, law and homelessness services — calling herself a political outsider and working mom who hopes to bring the concerns of Austinites to city hall.
Alter was also born and raised in Austin and worked as a capitol staffer and attorney. He said he believes Austin can do better on a number of issues, and it deserves leaders who have experience.