Elisa Chan http://tpr.org en Stone Oak HOA Wants A Solution To Unmet Project Promises http://tpr.org/post/stone-oak-hoa-wants-solution-unmet-project-promises <p>Former District 9 City Councilwoman Elisa Chan has just wrapped up her campaign for state senator. She resigned last year from city council to run against state Rep. Donna Campbell, hoping at least to take Campbell to a runoff.</p><p>Her second place finish means she's done with politics, at least for now. But some people in her former city council district say she has unfinished business from her elected office: A project involving Mud Creek.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:50:19 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27792 at http://tpr.org Stone Oak HOA Wants A Solution To Unmet Project Promises Campbell Delivers Decisive Win In Senate District 25 Primary http://tpr.org/post/campbell-delivers-decisive-win-senate-district-25-primary <p>Tea party darling Dr. Donna Campbell has all but clinched her Senate District 25 seat again. She squashed fellow Republicans Elisa Chan and Mike Novak in the primary with 55 percent of the vote and now she'll face Democratic nominee Daniel Boone in the November general election.</p><p>Despite her comfortable lead all evening, Campbell waited to make her win official until about 11 p.m. Tuesday. She thanked God and her many conservative supporters, but maintained her biggest endorsements came from regular people.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:35:45 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27743 at http://tpr.org Campbell Delivers Decisive Win In Senate District 25 Primary Update: Special Election For District 9 & 10 Council Seats Is May 10 http://tpr.org/post/update-special-election-district-9-10-council-seats-may-10 <p><strong>Update (2/7):</strong> City council voted Thursday to call a special election for May 10 to fill the unexpired terms of former District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan and former District 10 Councilman Carlton Soules.</p><p>Applicants who wish to run in the special election may file for a place on the ballot beginning Feb. 10. The filing deadline is March 10.</p><p>According to the Bexar County Elections Office, the city's special election will be held in conjunction with Bexar County's joint general and special election.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:55:14 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26233 at http://tpr.org Update: Special Election For District 9 & 10 Council Seats Is May 10 The Source: City Councilor Wanted | The New Middle East http://tpr.org/post/source-city-councilor-wanted-new-middle-east <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>Today the city begins taking applications for the position of District 9 city council member. Elisa Chan attended her final city council meeting as a member last Thursday. &nbsp;</p><p>Does the district need another pro-business, social conservative with a style that some have described as confrontational? Or would they rather have someone a little more mild mannered? &nbsp;</p><p>We talk with San Antonio Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia about who the current front runners are and what they represent.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:06:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 20534 at http://tpr.org The Source: City Councilor Wanted | The New Middle East City Council About To Accept Applications To Fill District 9 Seat http://tpr.org/post/city-council-about-accept-applications-fill-district-9-seat <p>The San Antonio City Council will accept the resignation of District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan at Thursday&#39;s council meeting.</p><p>Starting Monday, Oct. 21, and running through Friday, Nov. 1, the city clerk will be accepting applications of those interested in an appointment to represent District 9. A special election will be held next May so that constituents can pick a council person who will remain in the seat until the 2015 city council elections.</p><p>The city council will review the applications on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and vote to fill the vacancy the next day.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:18:05 +0000 Ryan Loyd 20350 at http://tpr.org City Council About To Accept Applications To Fill District 9 Seat SAWS Board Appointment Angers Council Members Soules & Chan http://tpr.org/post/saws-board-appointment-angers-council-members-soules-chan <p>One of the most important jobs city leaders have is to appoint board members to CPS Energy and the San Antonio Water System. On Thursday they took up SAWS, and left two members walking away angered that their recommendation to represent the Northeast quadrant did not get approved by their colleagues.</p><p>District 10&#39;s Carlton Soules and District 9&#39;s Elisa Chan picked Kirk Francis for his knowledge and experience with water issues.</p><p>Chan said Francis would bring a certain characteristic that may be missing from the current SAWS board.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:30:16 +0000 Ryan Loyd 20060 at http://tpr.org SAWS Board Appointment Angers Council Members Soules & Chan What Will Chan's Absence Mean For City Council? Not A Whole Lot http://tpr.org/post/what-will-chans-absence-mean-city-council-not-whole-lot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As soon as District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan officially files for the state Senate District 25 race, she will leave the San Antonio City Council.</span></p><p>In late September, Chan&#39;s campaign spokesperson Craig Murphy announced the councilwoman would be challenging tea party-backed state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:30:45 +0000 Ryan Loyd 19673 at http://tpr.org What Will Chan's Absence Mean For City Council? Not A Whole Lot City Budget Shakeup Reveals Some Wins, Some Losses http://tpr.org/post/city-budget-shakeup-reveals-some-wins-some-losses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio city leaders swept through a $2.3 billion budget amid negotiations in the final hour that added line items back in that previously had been eliminated.</span></p><p class="p1">With the majority of the city council favoring the amendments, and the 2014 budget as proposed, residents will begin seeing some of the effects.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:12:32 +0000 Ryan Loyd 18411 at http://tpr.org City Budget Shakeup Reveals Some Wins, Some Losses What's Next For The Man Who Leaked The Chan Recording? http://tpr.org/post/whats-next-man-who-leaked-chan-recording <p>James Stevens is responsible for releasing the recording that revealed District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan's view on homosexuality, but isn't sure what's next for him. And although Stevens hasn't got a lot sleep lately, he does still believe he did the right thing.</p><p>"I’m not seeking any notoriety. And in fact I think every interview I do is just hurting my chances at getting a job somewhere," he said. "But people do have questions and I’m happy to answer."</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:14:47 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17583 at http://tpr.org What's Next For The Man Who Leaked The Chan Recording? Chan Faces Ethics Violation Complaint http://tpr.org/post/chan-faces-ethics-violation-complaint <p>District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan is now facing an ethics complaint based on the secretly-recorded staff meeting in May where she used homophobic language and discussed possible political aspirations on city time.</p><p>D'mitri&nbsp;Kosub, a resident of Chan's district, filed a sworn complaint of ethics violations Tuesday with the San Antonio City Clerk's office.</p><p>The complaint alleges that Chan violated city policies by using city staff, time and property for a "partisan political purpose."</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:05:33 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17439 at http://tpr.org Chan Faces Ethics Violation Complaint