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Postma files for Second Ward Council seat

Mike Postma announced on Wednesday that he has filed to run for Austin City Council in the Second Ward.

“I’m running because I love being a part of the city of Austin,” he said. “I see amazing things happening everyday in this city. I want to be part of the solution in tackling its challenges and helping the city grow to be a better place for all of us.”

Mike Postma

Postma lives in Southwest Austin with his wife Stephanie Postma. He is a graduate of Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University and has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications. He has been actively involved with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Community Band and has a passion for the arts and serves on the board of the Development Corporation of Austin, the Salvation Army of Austin, the Business Advisory Committee of Riverland Community College, and Impact Austin. He and his wife are active members of Cornerstone Church.

This is Postma’s first bid for public office. He is running for the seat currently held by Councilman Steve King, who filed to run for mayor on Tuesday.

“I want to focus my campaign on increased transparency to the public, growth and expansion of local businesses, and continued work on housing availability,” Postma said. “My experience serving as chair of the city’s Planning and Zoning commission, paired with my career as an employment outreach specialist serving local businesses and job seekers, qualifies me to bring a unique skill set to the City Council.”