Ron Nirenberg

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The 2017 San Antonio City Council is now installed. There are a total of six new faces on the council and former district 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg has taken the reigns as mayor.  Former Mayor Ivy Taylor also made her first public comments about leaving office.

After his swearing in Mayor Ron Nirenberg said although the name plates change, the mission of the city goes on.

From Texas Standard:

In the Alamo City, the mayor's race ended in an upset, as an incumbent running for re-election was defeated for the first time in two decades. The margin was 55-45 percent, and Ivy Taylor, the city's first female, African-American mayor is out, defeated by City Councilmember Ron Nirenberg.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Ron Nirenberg’s campaign headquarters was a one-time car lot on Broadway across from Maverick Park. This is where former mayors Phil Hardberger and Julian Castro also set up shop and forged paths to the mayor’s office – and now it was Nirenberg’s turn.

At 7PM Saturday when the early voting totals were posted online by the Bexar County Election’s Office it was clear that Nirenberg’s victory was almost a certainty. And as Election Day ballot results came in his margin grew, ending the night with 55 percent of the vote against Ivy Taylor’s 45 percent.

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This week, a new stage in the race for San Antonio mayor begins. The field of 14 is now down to two: incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor who captured 42 percent of the Saturday vote, and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg with 37 percent.  

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