Council selects Natasha Harper-Madison as next Austin Mayor Pro Tem

The council elects Natasha Harper-Madison as the next Austin Pro Tem mayor

In a tweet, Harper-Madison said that while it’s “largely a ceremonial role,” she says, “whoever we choose to fill it packs a lot of symbolism.”

Austin City Council has elected Natasha Harper-Madison as the next Pro Tem mayor.

Harper-Madison is an Austin native serving District 1, which includes East Austin, the part of town she was born and raised in. This can be seen from her city council biography. She has been on the seat since 2018.

Austin City Council has elected District 1 member Natasha Harper-Madison as the next Pro Tem mayor.

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In a tweet, Harper-Madison said that while it’s “largely a ceremonial role,” she says, “whoever we choose to fill it packs a lot of symbolism.”

Harper-Madison said the council should address public security reform and homelessness, “deeply rooted in institutional racism”. She says by picking someone “who has firsthand experience of the struggles and discrimination we are trying to resolve, the council has unanimously signaled to our ward that we will continue to work to prioritize justice and justice in the Eastern Crescent.” . “

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Travis District Attorney Delia Garza, who previously represented District 2 on Austin City Council, was the youngest Mayor of Austin, Pro Tem. Garza was the first Latina to serve on Austin City Council.

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