State Rep. Celia Israel announces run for Austin mayor
Former Austin mayor and Democratic state Sen. Kirk Watson has also expressed interest in running for the position, as has City Council member Kathie Tovo. Two candidates have formally announced their candidacy: Jennifer Virden, a Realtor and former Austin city council candidate, and Erica Nix.
By James Barragán, The Texas Tribune
Outgoing Democratic state Rep. Celia Israel announced Tuesday she will run for Austin mayor. Israel, who was elected to the Texas House in 2014, said her campaign will focus on housing, …