Jennifer Virden

For Mayor 2022

Jennifer Virden is a native Austinite and a proud mom with a successful business career. She is "reimagining" the Austin City Council and will be on the ballot in 2022 - to bring common sense back to City Hall. Please Sign Up to Receive Campaign Newsletters.


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Restore APD/Police Staffing

How long are YOU willing to wait for an officer to respond when you call 9-1-1?


End Homeless Camping

Relocate campers to existing, proper shelters.


Reduce Property Taxes/Improve Housing Affordability

Rein in net property tax increases on rapidly appreciating property values.

Simplify CoA Development Permitting Process &

Implement Sensible LDC Revisions


Residential Review in 14 Days & Subd. Site Plan in 45 Days
Remove FAR limits Downtown / Sensible Compatability Std's.
LDC Should Allow Greater Diversity of Housing (ADU's, etc.)


2020 Previous Campaign Ads

You can catch Jennifer on KLBJ 99.7 FM, KLBJ 590 AM, KOKE 99.3 FM and KOKE 98.5 FM. Click the buttons below to hear my 30-second radio spots.

NEW: Alter's Bad Votes

NEW: 20% Homestead Exemption

Reinstate Cadet Classes

Reinstate the Homeless Camping Ban

Camping Ban

Community Policing


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We can change our current trajectory back in a direction toward what makes us so proud to be Austinites. Together, we will get back on the track of affordability and revive our city's image on the national stage.

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About Me

I’m Jennifer Virden and I believe that our city leaders should focus on providing core municipal services, rather than producing a “transformational change” of society. Austin desperately needs a moderate, fiscally responsible voice, as well as diversity of thought, on our City Council.

I’m married to Keith, a Midwesterner from Iowa who got here as fast as he could, to pursue a career in high tech. We have two grown children – a son, 27, and a daughter, 26. They are both UT Austin McCombs School of Business graduates, and they’re successful business people here in Austin.


I’m an independent real estate broker and remodeling general contractor. My children and I all graduated from Doss Elementary School, Murchison Middle School, Anderson High School and UT Austin.


I didn’t just arrive here in Austin from out of town and decide to try running for City Council because I needed a job. I’m running for this representative position because I feel a sense of urgency to act now - I can no longer sit on the sidelines and just watch the decline of the city where I was born and raised. I feel it is my duty to do what I can to correct the current trajectory of Austin’s future.



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