Steve Adler Biography, Career, Age, Education, Family, Politics, and Net Worth.

Steve Adler Biography, Career, Age, Education, Family, Politics, and Net Worth.

Who is Steve Adler?

Steve Adler is an American politician and a Lawyer currently, serving as the Mayor of Austin Texas since January 6th, 2015. In addition, he has been a lawyer practicing in Austin and areas of eminent domain and civil rights for over 35 years.

Moreover, he has also served as chief of staff. After that, he became general counsel to Democratic State Senator Eliot Shapleigh in the Texas Legislature for eight years. He has also worked with or served on the boards of Austin-area NGOs and civic groups such as the Texas Tribune, the Anti-Defamation League, and Ballet Austin.

Steve started his legal career in the mid-1980s after he co-founded the Barron, Graham & Adler LLP law firm. Moreover, at the firm, he was representing a landowner who was dealing with eminent domain and condemnation cases where the government or private sector wanted to acquire their property.

In addition to this business, Adler spent most of his early legal career in the 1980s working on civil rights employment discrimination lawsuits. These cases included representing women, Hispanic, African Americans. In addition, he was also representing other minority employees in federal court, before the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission, and on cases filed with the Austin Human Rights Commission.

Furthermore, he represented clients who were seeking equal treatment and opportunity in the workplace. In addition, he also went ahead and rectified sexual harassment and denial of equal pay for equal work.

Adler has argued before state appellate courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Texas Supreme Court. Moreover, he was named a Texas Super Lawyer from 2007–2013 and one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2007–2014.

How Old is Steve Adler?

Adler is 65 years old as of 2021. He was born on 23 March 1956 in Washington, D.C. Steve shares his birthday with other notable people such as Ben Rappaport, Brett Young, Catherine Keener, Chaka Khan, Damon Albarn, Hope Davis, Keri Russell, Kyrie Irving, Marin Hinkle, Melissa Errico, Nicolas Wright, Perez Hilton, among others.

Steve Adler Family

Who are Steve Adler’s Parents?

He was born in Washington DC to a Jewish family, Michael Coletti, and Deanna. His father was a World War II veteran with the US. Navy, however, he later became an editor with CBS News. On the other hand,  his mother worked as a homemaker.

Does Steve Adler Have Siblings?

At the moment there is no information about his siblings, in case of any information, we will update it as soon as possible.

Steve Adler Education

He attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1978. After that, he then attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1982. Moreover, after graduating from the University of Texas, Adler remained in Austin to practice law.

Steve Adler Wife

Currently, he is married to Diane Land, though much is not known about their love life.

Steve Adler Kids

Adler has no known kids, in case of any updates regarding his children we will update it as soon as possible.

Political Career

In 1996, he helped Eliot Shapleigh, a Democratic member fro, El Paso, who was running for Texas State Senate. After Eliot won Steve served as his Chief of staff and later general counsel from 1997-2005.

During his term in the Texas Senate, Adler focused on school financing formula fairness.  Moreover, he also emphasized teachers’ compensation concerns, state budget policy, environmental preservation, and equality and access issues.

Mayor of Austin

 2015 elections

He started his campaign in January 2014, for Austin mayor and run on a platform of changing the Austin City Council. Moreover, some of his key points in the campaigns included governance, traffic, education, and many others.

After failing to reach the required percentage. Adler faced City Council Member Mike Martinez in a run-off election in November. Adler won the run-off election on December 16, 2014, with 67 percent of the vote. In 2018, Adler was re-elected with 59 percent of the vote in a seven-way contest.


Adler is the first mayor to serve under the “10–1” City Council system. Moreover, the system was passed by voters in a referendum before the 2012 election and adopted following the 2014 election. The Austin City Council once consisted of six at-large Council members and a mayor.

The new system which is structured to have a mayor and ten Council members representing geographic districts was inspired by Austin’s rapid population growth as well as a recognition that the previous system frequently resulted in the under-representation of Austin’s minority communities, particularly its rapidly growing Latino population.

In March 2015, Adler condemned an unidentified group’s attempt to incite gentrification debate in East Austin’s traditionally black neighborhoods by putting labels on the doors of East Side businesses declaring them off-limits to non-whites. “This is an abhorrent and disgusting show of ignorance in our city,” Adler remarked. ”

When the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin announced that it will conduct a women-only screening of the film Wonder Woman in May 2017. A certain man sent Mayor Adler a furious email about permitting the event to go a place, urging a boycott of Austin and labeling women “the second class gender.”

While responding he told the writer that his email account had been “hacked by… an exceptionally nasty individual” and enumerated women’s accomplishments, which received widespread attention.

On April 14, 2019, Adler delivered the introduction address during Pete Buttigieg’s launch of his presidential candidacy.

Steve Adler Height

He stands at an average height of 1.73m tall and weighs 78 kg.

Steve Adler’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

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