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.
In the second segment:
After repeated attempts to accommodate district 8 candidate Rolando Briones, we were rebuffed, being told that the candidate was too busy any of the days between the original election and the runoff. We speak with his opponent, Ron Nirenberg.
Try as they might, voters and elections officials aren’t always on the same page when it comes to information needed to vote.
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.
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.
This year's city council races began with nearly 40 candidates and now only four remain.
In District 5, incumbent David Medina is facing political newcomer Shirley Gonzales.
In District 8, where there is no incumbent, Ron Nirenberg and Rolando Briones are battling it out for the seat.
Plenty of people are choosing sides in these races.
Saturday's city council election wrapped up with several decisive victories for incumbents, but a few races are still to be decided.
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.
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 Loyd.
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.
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.
"Vote David Medina!" could be heard as one man shouted the words proudly in an effort to get the incumbent, David Medina, re-elected.
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.
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.