The new city council member-elect for District 2 in San Antonio says public safety will be a top priority.
Attorney William Cruz Shaw will replace incumbent Alan Warrick at City Hall after winning 56 percent of the vote.
At his victory party, Cruz Shaw shed tears of gratitude as he thanked a crowd of cheering supporters.
“This was a machine built by the community,” Shaw said. “From day one, we were broke. We went out there together. We knocked on doors. We talked to people. We heard real issues from people—constituents the district. I can’t do it alone.”
Shaw is a criminal defense attorney who wants to improve police community relations in his East Side district. He also wants to repair damaged roads, connect more residents with high-speed Internet, and bring higher wage jobs to his community.
Shaw’s defeat of Warrick follows an incident last month where Warrick woke up drunk on a bench in front of City Hall.
Warrick says he’s most proud of what he did to reduce crime.
“I’m proud of the neighborhood associations that we’ve brought back into existence, but I’m also proud of the shotspotter technology and reducing gunshots and gun violence on the east side of San Antonio,” Warrick said.
Shaw will be among five new council members sworn in with a new mayor on June 21st.