San Antonio’s interim mayor is soon to become the city’s first, elected black female mayor. At her Saturday night victory party, Ivy Taylor said she wants to get back to city business that’s been interrupted by a bruising, six month campaign.
At her confetti-filled victory celebration, Ivy Taylor told a crowd of cheering supporters, “We’ve defeated a political machine.”
Throughout her campaign Taylor cast opponent Leticia Van de Putte as a partisan politician. Van de Putte was repeatedly elected as a Democrat during her 24 years in the state legislature.