Amy Babich  Candidate for Austin City Council, Place 5

Human Power Party

P.O. Box 49084, Austin, TX 78765 * (512) 453-0438 * info {at}

Amy would like to thank the thousands of Austinites who voted for her in the election. While Amy didn't win, her supporters feel she succeeded in increasing the visibility of transportation issues -- issues which affect all of us profoundly.

Position Statements
Details on Transportation Agenda
Interview with Bicycling in Austin Newsletter
Recent letters to the Austin Chronicle
Profile by the Austin Chronicle

The election is on May 6th, 2000
or you can
vote early.
Links to other sites
Early Voting Locations
Austin American-Statesman article about Amy, 2-8-99 (The Statesman charges $5.95 to read this article on their website, and won't allow us to reprint it here.)
Amy appeared on the cover of the October 17, 1997 Austin Chronicle, which carried a feature story about Austin cycling. (The Chronicle lets you read that article for free.)
Reviews of Amy's 1998 novel, "The Age of the Bicycle":
   Review in the Austin Chronicle
Review in MSRRT (Minnesota Library Association Social Responsibilities Round Table)
Bicycling in Austin website

Introducing Amy

Who is Amy Babich? Amy Babich is well-known for her frequent letters on transportation issues appearing in local newspapers, primarily the Austin Chronicle. And if reader response is any indication, the citizens of Austin are indeed concerned about these issues and interested in what Amy has to say about them. The Austin American-Statesman even ran a feature story on Amy last year.

Last Year's Election. Amy tried to run for City Council last year, but the City threw out her filing petition because some of her supporters failed to include the word "Austin" when writing their address (even though the petition was for an Austin election, and even though the supporters included their street address and zip code).

The other candidates for Place 5 are:

Biography. Amy, 47, has a Ph.D in mathematics and a Masters Degree in classics, and has taught math at the University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College. She has lived car-free in Austin since 1976, and has also lived car-free in Philadelphia, PA, Santa Barbara, CA, Riverside, CA, and Zagreb, Croatia. She is the author of two novels, After Math and The Age of the Bicycle (published under the pseudonym Miriam Webster). She currently works for the Texas State Library and runs a home-based business selling recumbent bicycles with her husband, Mike Librik. (See the Easy Street Recumbents website.)

Website hosted by Michael Bluejay, who supports Amy's campaign but is otherwise uninvolved with it.