Austin City Council District 2 virtual forum to be held Wednesday night

Austin City Hall

AUSTIN ( -- With less than two months before the November 3 elections, a slate of Virtual Candidate Forums for the Austin City Council will take place over the next few weeks.

Wednesday night at 6 p.m., the candidates in Council District 2 will take part in their forum. Incumbent Delia Garza is vacating the seat, as she is running unopposed for Travis County Attorney.

The candidates vying for the District 2 seat are:

  • David Chincanchan
  • Vanessa Fuentes
  • Casey Ramos
  • Alex Strenger

Each of the forums will be put on by the city's Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area. The forums will provide an opportunity for voters to listen to each of the candidates express their views, so audience members can understand candidates' positions and make informed voting decisions. Candidates who are elected will serve four-year terms.

Questions can be suggested by emailing or calling 512-451-6710 by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Topics can be both district-specific and citywide.  The forum will air live on ATXN.TV, Spectrum & Grande cable channel 6, AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and on KAZI FM 88.7.

Additional forums will be held for District 4 on September 23, District 10 on September 29, District 6 on September 30, and District 7 on October 7. If a runoff election is necessary for any of the districts, that forum would be held on November 30.