Mackenzie Kelly, who is running for Austin city council, is trying to do what seems to be the impossible: Become a conservative voice in the city’s far-left government. The Austin native is running in district six and seeks to unseat incumbent Jimmy Flannigan, a far-left ideologue who supported the initiative to defund the city’s police department.
If elected, Kelly will be the lone conservative on a city council that is decidedly progressive. Her campaign recently launched an ad explaining her reasons for running. In the video, she highlights “four crises” that the city is experiencing due to mismanagement by local government. These include public safety, homelessness, business closures, and the unaffordability of housing in the city.
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦?
Please support our campaign for #atxcouncil & #atxd6 at https://t.co/ljvsRvfMxh & share our message for positive change w/your friends. We can take back Austin together, one vote at a time. pic.twitter.com/isbXD6Z2H3
— Mackenzie Kelly ❗️ (@mkelly007) October 14, 2020
These four issues are a direct result of the inept governance of the city council and Mayor Steve Adler, who pushed for the repeal of the ban on homeless camping in Austin and have voted to cut the police department’s budget by $150 million. With progressives dominating the city’s government, it is not difficult to see why many fear that Austin will become like San Francisco or Los Angeles, both intensely blue cities.
However, if conservative candidates like Kelly manage to break through, it will mean that Austinites who want to prevent the left from turning the city into a Marxist utopia will finally be represented.
You can visit her campaign site here.
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