Troxclair announces run for Texas Senate District 24

Ellen Troxclair
Photo credit City of Austin

AUSTIN ( -- Former Austin City Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair has announced a run for the District 24 Texas Senate seat in 2022.

Troxclair, who is the youngest woman to ever serve on the Austin City Council, was the lone conservative voice on the dais from 2014-2018 - the inaugural representative of District 8, following the transition to a 10-1 structure.

"From the council chambers to legislative hearings, I have fought tirelessly to oppose the leftist agenda and restore transparency and accountability to government," Troxclair said in a statement announcing her candidacy. "As your next state senator, you can trust that I will do everything in my power to ensure Texas remains a great place to do business and raise a family.”

District 24 currently covers a portion of southwest Travis County and much of Taylor County, along with all of Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Lampasas, Llano, Mills, and San Saba Counties.

Troxclair's announcement comes after incumbent Dawn Buckingham said Monday that she intends to seek the office of Texas Land Commissioner.