Anderson looks to serve 3rd term on City Council

Published 10:25 am Friday, June 6, 2014

Janet Anderson is looking to secure her third term on the Austin City Council this year.



The longtime Austin resident hopes to continue to help the city work on a variety of issues, from Vision 2020 to sustainability to rental housing and more.

“There’s so much going on with Vision 2020 and I feel continuity would be helpful,” Anderson said. “Plus it’s a very exciting time to be involved with what’s going on in the city of Austin.”

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Anderson’s mother grew up in Austin and Anderson spent time in the community as a child. She moved to Austin in 1974. She has worked at KAAL for more than 20 years, including a recent stint from 1994 on as a promotion coordinator. Anderson has also been involved with Austin arts, as she helped found Matchbox Children’s Theatre and was involved with the Paramount Theatre for a number of years.

She first ran for Austin City Council in 2008, when she lost by only 17 votes. She successfully captured the at-large city council seat in 2010 and 2012. This year, the at-large seat becomes a four-year term. Anderson is running unopposed for the at-large seat.