Okay, so many of you are asking for guidance on the Austin Community College Board races that I'll just go ahead an put it here instead of answering so many emails and Facebook messages.
ACC Board Members are elected at large, so pretty much any conservative votes coming from the outlying areas like Williamson County, etc, have been effectively neutralized. No conservatives or Republicans are bothering to run this year.
It's too bad, since the ACC District has raised the tax rate by 184% over the past decade. (Just another reason Texas local property tax growth is far exceeding the rate of inflation.)
Place 7 candidates are Dr. Barbara Mink (incumbent) and Brig Mireles. As a well-known lefty blog recently stated, both are "liberal Democrats." I voted for Mink as the lesser of two liberals. Mireles is too heavily involved in the labor union movement in Texas.
For Place 8 there is only one candidate: Betty Hwang.
For Place 9, the incumbent is Allen Kaplan, another Democrat, and he is challenged by Libertarian Daniel James Caldwell. Caldwell has about as much chance of winning as (fill in your favorite zero-chances metaphor).
That's all I've got to say about that.
To look up a sample ballot and find a list of Early Voting times, dates, and locations, visit the Williamson County Elections Office website.