LBJ School alumni prevail at the polls in 2020 | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
LBJ School alumni who won elected office in 2020
Top row, left to right: Erica Davis (EMPL '20); Oscar De La Torre (MPAff '98); Rodney Ellis (MPAff '77); Vikki Goodwin (MPAff '91); Ann Howard (MPAff '89). Bottom row: Anthony Martin (MPAff '14); Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16); Leslie Pool (MPAff '00); Jeff Travillion (MPAff '89); Gene Wu (MPAff '04).

 

Ten of the 12 LBJ School alumni who ran for local and state office in the November 2020 general election emerged victorious.

On Nov. 3 in Texas:

  • Incumbent Rodney Ellis (MPAff '77) was unopposed and declared the winner in the race for Harris County Commissioners Court, Precinct 1.
  • Incumbent Democrat Vikki Goodwin (MPAff '91) won 49.3% of the vote in the race for Texas House of Representatives, District 47.
  • Incumbent Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) won the race for Pflugerville City Council, Place 4, securing 15,774 votes.
  • Incumbent Leslie Pool (MPAff '00) won 67% of the vote in the race for Austin City Council, District 7.
  • Incumbent Jeff Travillion (MPAff '89) won 76% of the vote in the race for Travis County Commissioners Court, Precinct 1.
  • Incumbent Democrat Gene Wu (MPAff '04) won 82% of the vote in the race for Texas House of Representatives, District 137.
  • Democrat Ann Howard (MPAff '89) won 57% of the vote in the race for Travis County Commissioners Court, Precinct 3.
  • Democrat Erica Davis (EMPL '20) won 56% of the vote in the race for Harris County Department of Education Position 5.
  • Piper Stege Nelson (MPAff '02) narrowly lost her race to represent District 4 on the Austin City School Board.

In California, Oscar De La Torre (MPAff '98) won enough votes to place among the top 4 candidates, all of whom will secure a spot on the Santa Monica City Council.

In Oregon, Anthony Martin (MPAff '14) ran unopposed for a second term for the Hillsboro City Council.

In Tennessee, Democrat Kiran Sreepada (MGPS '14) lost a tough race for the state's 7th Congressional District. It was his first race for elected office.

 

Take a closer look at the candidates who studied at the LBJ School.

 


See the LBJ alums who ran for office in 2018