May 2013 Election http://tpr.org en The Source: Council Race Runoffs | New Data On Hunger http://tpr.org/post/source-council-race-runoffs-new-data-hunger <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">District 5 candidates join us to talk about their bids for the council seat. Incumbent Councilman David Medina and council hopeful Shirley Gonzales square off and take your calls.</span></p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:22:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 12972 at http://tpr.org The Source: Council Race Runoffs | New Data On Hunger Election Official Says Lesson To Be Learned From Voter Card Confusion http://tpr.org/post/election-official-says-lesson-be-learned-voter-card-confusion <p>Try as they might, voters and elections officials aren’t always on the same page when it comes to information needed to vote.</p><p>That played out in real life Monday at the start of early voting when District 5 David Medina’s campaign said a voter who went to the Las Palmas Library to cast a vote couldn’t do so, which is because she’s not a resident of District 5.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 12576 at http://tpr.org Election Official Says Lesson To Be Learned From Voter Card Confusion Though Endorsements Are Nice, Voter Turnout Is Key To Runoff Election http://tpr.org/post/though-endorsements-are-nice-voter-turnout-key-runoff-election <p>Endorsements are often times influential by appealing to voters who may be undecided, and with the runoff elections for City Council Districts 5 and 8 in June, every vote will help determine who will win the seats.</p><p>This year's city council races began with nearly 40 candidates and now only four remain.</p><ul><li>In District 5, incumbent David Medina is facing political newcomer Shirley Gonzales.</li><li>In District 8, where there is no incumbent, Ron Nirenberg and Rolando Briones are battling it out for the seat.</li></ul><p>Plenty of people are choosing sides in these races.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:56:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 11981 at http://tpr.org Though Endorsements Are Nice, Voter Turnout Is Key To Runoff Election Rebecca Viagran Unseats Ozuna With Ease In District 3 http://tpr.org/post/rebecca-viagran-unseats-ozuna-ease-district-3 <p>San Antonio's South Side has a new councilwoman to represent them at City Hall. Rebecca Viagran clinched 51 percent of the vote, surging far above Leticia Ozuna’s 38 percent.</p><p>Ozuna, although not truly an incumbent because she was appointed to the seat a year and a half ago to fill Jennifer Ramos’ unexpired term, was running her first race and expected to win the seat.</p><p>She cited experience and her work on technology issues for the city as reasons she should come back for a full term. Mayor Julián Castro also endorsed her.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:12:37 +0000 Ryan Loyd 11257 at http://tpr.org Rebecca Viagran Unseats Ozuna With Ease In District 3 City Election Wrap: Easy Wins, An Upset And Two Runoffs http://tpr.org/post/city-election-wrap-easy-wins-upset-and-two-runoffs <p></p><p>Saturday's city council election wrapped up with several decisive victories for incumbents, but a few races are still to be decided.</p><p>District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña beat his challenger with 84 percent of the vote, East Side Councilwoman Ivy Taylor will be returning for a third term, Ray Lopez of District 6 and Cris Medina of District 7 each won their races handily, as did District 9 and 10 Council Members Elisa Chan and Carlton Soules.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:01:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd & Chris Eudaily 11260 at http://tpr.org City Election Wrap: Easy Wins, An Upset And Two Runoffs The Source: City Elections And San Antonio Beer Week http://tpr.org/post/source-city-elections-and-san-antonio-beer-week <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An incumbent unseated, and runoffs in District 8 and 5. How does this election change the direction of city hall? We will take a look at the results of Saturday's municipal elections with Gilbert Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News and Texas Public Radio's Ryan </span>Loyd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p><p></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:07:58 +0000 Paul Flahive 11138 at http://tpr.org The Source: City Elections And San Antonio Beer Week The Source: Election Round-Up And VIA Streetcars http://tpr.org/post/source-election-round-and-streetcars <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With several competitive races this election cycle, the city council may see a change in composition next session.</span></p><p>Join Gilbert Garcia from the San Antonio Express-News, Callie Enlow, editor of the the San Antonio Current, and Texas Public Radio's Ryan Loyd&nbsp;as they parse the data and the candidates.</p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:25:02 +0000 Paul Flahive 11079 at http://tpr.org The Source: Election Round-Up And VIA Streetcars On First Day Of Early Voting, David Medina Warned About Voting Violation http://tpr.org/post/first-day-early-voting-david-medina-warned-about-voting-violation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that early voting is underway, San Antonians will see a barrage of candidate signs popping up like spring flowers at polling locations across the city.</span></p><p>In addition to the campaign signs at the Collins Garden Library on District 5’s North Park Street, campaign volunteers to some of the six candidates in the race to represent the city's near west side are welcoming people to the polls.</p><p>"Vote David Medina!" could be heard as one man shouted the words proudly in an effort to get the incumbent, David Medina, re-elected.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:19:08 +0000 Ryan Loyd 10509 at http://tpr.org On First Day Of Early Voting, David Medina Warned About Voting Violation The Source: District 8 Race & Talk Of The Nation http://tpr.org/post/source-district-8-race-talk-nation <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hotly-contested, high-cost District 8 city council race sees the incumbent enter the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">fray to voice support just as q</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">uestions of ethics violations hit this weekend's papers. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>District 8 candidates Rolando Briones, Ron Nirenberg and Mike Kueber join us to talk about their district and make their case for why you should support them. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 10458 at http://tpr.org The Source: District 8 Race & Talk Of The Nation Swayed By Nirenberg Campaign Ad, Williams Endorses Briones http://tpr.org/post/swayed-nirenberg-campaign-ad-williams-endorses-briones <p></p><p>After more than a year watching the race from the sidelines, outgoing District 8 Councilman Reed Williams has finally announced who he is backing to fill his seat.</p><p>Williams, who said last year he wouldn’t be seeking his third term in order to spend more time with family, initially wanted to keep his opinions about the candidates to himself to allow each of the challengers a fair shot at the job.</p><p>But a<a href="http://rolandobriones.com/more.html" target="_blank"> mailer to constituents</a> by candidate Ron Nirenberg put the councilman over the edge.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:04:33 +0000 Ryan Loyd 10469 at http://tpr.org Swayed By Nirenberg Campaign Ad, Williams Endorses Briones