Hyland files for council

Published 6:18 am Wednesday, June 2, 2010

All four City Council members up for election this fall are in the race, and all four now have at least one challenger.

On Tuesday — the last day of the city’s filing period — Austin resident Derek Hyland filed his candidacy in Ward 1, which will pit him against incumbent Jeff Austin.

Hyland, who works as a contractor-owner with the H & L Brothers construction company, could not be reached for comment before press time.

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In Ward 2, longtime councilman Dick Pacholl will be up against Roger Boughton, who previously served on council and is currently on the city’s fire commission.

In Ward 3, residents Jeff Bednar and Judy Enright are both challenging incumbent John Martin.

And in the at-large council spot, incumbent Janet Anderson will be up against challenger Michael Mathias Weinmann.

The mayoral race, however, has the most crowded field, at least for now. Two-term incumbent Tom Stiehm is up against Marian Clennon, who is currently on the council, and residents Gordon Anderson and Zeke Dahl.

Other filings

Also on Tuesday, resident Geoff Baker filed for a spot on the Austin Utilities Board of Commissioners. Baker, who is the president of McFarland Truck Lines, joins incumbent Jeanne Sheehan in the field. The board is looking for two new members.

After a primary on Aug. 10, this year’s general election will be held Nov. 2.