Mayor Steve Adler became Austin's 52nd mayor in January 2015. An attorney, civic leader, and resident of Austin for more than four decades, Mayor Adler believes that Austin is a great city capable of doing big things.
The first in his family to graduate from college along with his brother, Mayor Adler attended Princeton and the University of Texas Law School on scholarships.
After moving to Austin and working his way through law school at UT, Mayor Adler practiced civil rights law for nearly a decade. He also founded a successful eminent domain law practice representing landowners.
Mayor Adler also spent almost ten years as chief of staff and general counsel for State Senator Eliot Shapleigh, working primarily of school finance, equity, and access issues.
Mayor Adler has been deeply involved, and even chaired, many Austin civic and non-profit institutions over the past twenty years.