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Austin City Councilwoman

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Paige Ellis represents Southwest Austin at City Hall, serving a pivotal role in resolving the city’s housing shortage, championing environmental protection and authoring a $460 million bond improving trails, bike lanes and safe routes to schools. Upon being elected in 2018, she authored an ordinance mandating baby changing tables in men’s restrooms. During Winter Storm Uri in 2021, she sourced bottled water and set up emergency distribution. She became the youngest woman to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in 2023. Ellis and her husband are active supporters of Austin’s live music and restaurant scene, and she’s recently taken up rowing. Her advice to women thinking of jumping into leadership: “Don’t wait for an invitation to lead, we need your voice now.”



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