Laura Morrison proudly served as a member of the Austin City Council from 2008 through 2014, introducing more than 400 measures during her two terms. She identified resources for low-income housing, increased tax exemptions for seniors and the disabled, promoted local businesses in city contracts, and was a fierce champion for the environment, neighborhood stability, and social services. She served as president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council before that, doubling its size to 80 neighborhoods across the city. Prior to entering public service, she spent 10 years working as an engineer and manager for an international aerospace company.
Laura has always stood with everyday Austinites, not the real estate industry or other special interests. She has always worked toward community-based solutions, not policies forced on residents from the top down. She has always fought for transparency and collaboration in government, and against secrecy and backroom deals.