Austin City Councilman Jason Baskin officially announced today that he will run for re-election to the Austin City Council. He will be running to retain his current seat representing Ward 2.
Baskin grew up in Austin and is a high-distinction graduate of Austin High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Baskin is actively involved in the community as a member of the Port Authority, Development Corporation of Austin (DCA) Board, APEX Austin, and as a volunteer Sunday School teacher and youth sports coach. He works locally in Strategy.
Baskin and his wife Katie have 2 daughters, Ava, age 9 and Olivia, age 6. Baskin was first elected to the City Council in November of 2018.