Leticia Van de Putte

The candidates for San Antonio mayor are pulling out all the stops as they push to get their voters to the polls Saturday, which is Election Day. 

Consultants for interim Mayor Ivy Taylor and former state Sen. Leticia both say the race is close.

During a live Texas Public Radio debate Monday the two candidates for San Antonio mayor agreed on some important policy issues:  the need to provide more affordable housing in and around downtown; a desire for more competitive airline service; and a willingness to consider financial incentives to attract a professional soccer franchise to the Alamo City.  

Watch the entire debate at the bottom of the page 

During the 60-minute live broadcast candidates Ivy Taylor and Leticia Van de Putte generally remained civil while disagreeing on a number of policy issues. 

  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.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

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.”

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

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