AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s youngest city council member Greg Casar is hoping for a second term to serve District 4. He’ll face off against two other candidates. District 4 serves north central Austin.
He’ll face off against two other candidates: Gonzalo Camacho and Louis C. Herrin, III. Herrin is looking for a rematch with Casar after losing to him two years ago in the same race. Both candidates are looking to reverse Austin being named the “most economically segregated metropolitan area in the country.
“[District 4] is a very integrated space where we have people from all different kinds of backgrounds,” Casar said. “I think it is really the strength of our district and part of the strength of Austin and what makes our country a great place to live in is the promise and the opportunity that you are going to be able to do better.
Being an experienced engineer, Louis Herrin describes himself as more of a basic problem solver. Herrin claims the biggest threat to our city is the inefficient spending of money and the desperate need for transportation reform in Austin.
“If you look at a city this size and you go and look at the main through fare going down 35, it is for the most part only three lanes,” Herrin said. ”If you go to Houston or anywhere else, you see a lot more lanes.”
Gonzalo Camacho was born in South America, and has been involved with traffic and transportation engineering consulting for twenty years.
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Gregorio “Greg” Casar
Louis C. Herrin, III