Matt Stillwell

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Matt Stillwell
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Former candidate for
Austin City Council, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Campaign website
Matt Stillwell was a 2014 candidate for the District 6 seat on city council of Austin, Texas. Previously, he was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 136 of the Texas House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Stillwell provided responses that he gave to individual questionnaires from various special interest groups. These documents can be viewed here.


In 2012, Stillwell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "If we want our economy to grow, and the jobs created to be high paying jobs, we need to make sure Texas has a highly educated workforce. To make sure of this, we must restore full funding for education, while demanding accountability and results from our teachers. We must go beyond the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic to fully develop future leaders."

Job Growth and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "A common sense, balanced approach to tax policy and regulation is essential. Our economy must continue to grow and our citizens continue to build a more stable financial future. To that end, existing loopholes, tax breaks, and environmental safeguards should be carefully examined."


  • Excerpt: "Attracting new businesses to our region, not to mention nurturing local ones, requires investment from the state in the infrastructure that supports them. We need to look beyond toll roads. Central Texas needs a comprehensive, multi-modal transportation plan that will prepare us for future growth."



See also: Austin, Texas municipal elections, 2014.

The city of Austin held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The candidate filing deadline was August 18, 2014. Because of redistricting and term limits, there was no incumbent for District 6.[2] The candidates were James T. Flannigan, Mackenzie Kelly, Lloyd "Pete" Phillips Jr., Matt Stillwell, Jay Wiley and Donald S. Zimmerman.[3] Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election, the top two vote-getters - Flannigan and Zimmerman - faced each other in a runoff election on December 16, 2014.[4] Zimmerman was the winner.[5]

Austin City Council, District 6, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald S. Zimmerman 51.2% 4,012
James T. Flannigan 48.8% 3,821
Total Votes 7,833
Source: Travis County Clerk - 2014 Official Runoff Election Results
Austin City Council, District 6, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames T. Flannigan 24% 3,702
Green check mark transparent.pngDonald S. Zimmerman 24.2% 3,729
Mackenzie Kelly 9% 1,382
Lloyd "Pete" Phillips Jr. 4.6% 704
Matt Stillwell 15.4% 2,366
Jay Wiley 22.8% 3,513
Total Votes 15,396
Source: Travis County Clerk - 2014 Official Election Results


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stillwell ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 136. Stillwell ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Tony Dale (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 136, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Dale 53.1% 32,383
     Democratic Matt Stillwell 40.7% 24,851
     Libertarian Matthew Whittington 6.2% 3,802
Total Votes 61,036

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