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Steve AdlerDEMDemocrat Mayor
66
Years of Age
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Years of Experience
TXResidence (state)

Stephen Ira Adler (born March 23, 1956) is an American lawyer and politician who is the 58th and current mayor of Austin, Texas. Adler has been a practicing attorney in Austin in the areas of eminent domain and civil rights law for 35 years. For eight years he worked as the chief of staff and later general counsel to Democratic State Senator Eliot Shapleigh in the Texas Legislature. He has also worked with or board chaired Austin-based nonprofits and civic organizations, including the Texas Tribune, Anti-Defamation League, and Ballet Austin.A Democrat, Adler was elected to be mayor of Austin in the 2014 mayoral race and was sworn in on January 6, 2015; he was re-elected in 2018. He is the first mayor of Austin to serve under the 10-ONE council system. During Adler's tenure he lifted a ban on camping, sitting, or lying down in public causing Texas governor Greg Abbott to threaten the deployment of state resources to combat the move. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Adler declared a local state of emergency and cancelled Austin's annual SXSW events in 2020. He came under controversy for flying in his private plane to Cabo San Lucas while urging people in Austin to stay home amid rising cases of COVID-19.

Education5 - 5 of 3
Princeton University
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
University of Texas School of Law
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Mayor
City of Austin, Texas
2015 - Current
Founding Partner
Barron & Adler, Limited Liability Partnership
Current
Chief of Staff
Office of State Senator Elliot Shapleigh
1996
Founding Board Member
Texas Tribune