Leticia Van de Putte

  The campaign headquarters of former state senator Leticia Van de Putte vibrated with wild cheering shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m.  The early vote showed Van de Putte leading a field of 14 candidates running for San Antonio mayor, and she remained in first place throughout the evening as Election Day tallies rolled in.

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Friends have described him as driven.  He describes himself as a wonk who doesn’t like to delegate. Texas Public Radio continues our look at qualities the leading candidates for San Antonio Mayor would bring to the job, by making an early morning stop at the home of Mike Villarreal.  (Watch video produced with NowCastSA below.)

“All right Marcos let’s go.  Marcos.  Let’s go.”

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Early voting in the race for San Antonio mayor begins next Monday, April 27. Today Texas Public Radio begins a series of reports that look at the personal qualities the four leading candidates would bring to the mayor’s office.  We begin by stopping at a place which helped shape Leticia Van de Putte’s values. 

Watch the video produced with NowCastSA.com below

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Two candidates for San Antonio mayor are using social media to create a buzz with videos they say they’re going to put on TV.

Former state representative Mike Villarreal became the first in the race to buy TV time this week.  Former Bexar county commissioner Tommy Adkisson and former state senator Leticia Van de Putte say they’re next.

Buying television time is expensive. Campaign consultants say it costs in the range of $100,000 to buy a week’s worth of significant TV time on San Antonio’s network affiliates and cable.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Mike Villarreal has launched the first TV ads in the race for San Antonio mayor. 

It was an effort that took three days of taping in more than two dozen locations around the city.

On a sidewalk outside his campaign headquarters on South Alamo, Former State Rep. Mike Villarreal takes his position as the director shouts, “Mark it.  And action.”

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