Election Results: Taylor to face Nirenberg in run-off
San Antonio mayor Ivy Taylor will face a runoff in her bid for re-election after earning about 42 percent of the vote in Saturday's elections. City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, who got 37 percent of the vote, ran second and will face her in a runoff. Manuel Medina, running third, conceded Saturday night.
"The citizens have created a plan for San Antonio. We don't need more planning. We need a vision. We need leadership from the mayor's office. And this is a clear mandate for that change."
Mayor Ivy Taylor...
"Opportunities for prosperity and that we have balanced growth throughout our city and I’ll continue in that vein. And that means continuing to focus on the South Side, East Side, West as well as the North Side.”
"We’ve certainly already been focusing on the violent crime task force with the police chief. What I want to focus on in the upcoming is that we can get more police officers on the street so that people feel more comfortable when they know the police who are working their neighborhood. And figuring out how we can budget that for the future."
"Of course economic development is the other side of the coin when it comes to focusing on crime. So of course I will continue working on that and we’ve had some tremendous results."
"I’m so thrilled about the bond. Thanks so much to the voters of San Antonio for investing in ourselves."
How she feels
"It’s been great. It’s been an exciting ride. I’m wanting to continue serving this community. Believe that we’ve had tremendous results under my leadership and I want to continue serving."
Difference between her and Ron Nirenberg
"There’s a very distinct difference between me and him if he ends up being an opponent as far as experience and getting results."
Bond Proposals Pass
Voters overwhelmingly approved the $850 million bond comprised of six propositions.
“Our residents have voted to make a historic investment in San Antonio’s infrastructure,” City Manager Sheryl Sculley said. “This investment will dramatically change the way we experience our city, as every San Antonian lives or works within one mile of a bond project.”
The bond program includes projects designed to improve, enhance and build new streets, bridges, sidewalks, drainage, parks, libraries and public safety facilities. See details here...
District 7 City Councilman Cris Medina was upset by challenger Ana Sandoval. Sandoval finished with 51% of the vote to Medina’s 36%.
Less than 12% of San Antonio's registered voters turned out for this election, with less than 40,000 casting a vote on Saturday (77,579 voted early).
The runoff election is scheduled for Saturday, June 10. Early voting runs from May 30-June 6.
SAN ANTONIO - Here is a resource for all your voting needs during Saturday's general election.
Here are some of the key sites for election information: