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Texas 2022 Elections

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.

State Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, waits to announce her plan to run for Austin mayor at Parque Zaragoza in Austin on Jan. 11, 2021.

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