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Austin City Council member Ora Houston will not seek reelection

District 1 city council member Ora Houston will not seek a second term. (Photo: City of Austin)

District 1 Austin City Council Member Ora Houston will not seek a second term, her office announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, her office says Houston made the decision after months of personal discernment and conversations with confidants.

"It has been a joy, privilege and a huge responsibility to represent the 'blended family' of District #1," said Houston. "Over the next seven months there are major issues to address and votes to take which will impact our City for generations, and the individuals who live here now and in the future."

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