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About Council Member Ora Houston


Council Member Ora Houston, daughter of O.H. Elliott and Thelma M. Elliott, was born in Rome, GA., and has lived in east Austin for most of her life. She attended Blackshear Elementary School, Kealing Jr. High School, the 'old' L.C. Anderson High School, and received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Huston-Tillotson University—all in Austin’s newly-defined District 1.

Houston’s father graduated from the University of Kansas in 1933. Her mother was one of the first women of African descent to graduate from the School of Social Work at the University of Texas. Houston credits her parents with instilling in her the desire to serve her community and to engage in social and civic activism. Read More.


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District 1 Data

Learn more about the district that Council Member Houston represents.


Council Member Houston wants to be sure to share her thoughts and ideas with the community of the city of Austin. From her seat on the dais, she continues to work hard for the people who are often marginalized, silenced or discouraged from participating.

Contact Info

Phone: 512-978-2101

Physical Address:

301 W 2nd St
Austin, Texas 78701

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767