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13 Candidiates Vie For City Council District 2 Seat

Joey Palacios
Texas Public Radio
William "Cruz" Shaw

Thirteen people have applied to be the appointee to the District 2 seat on the San Antonio City Council. District 2 contains most of San Antonio’s East Side and parts of the northeast side.

The San Antonio City Council will review the applications Jan. 9 and conduct interviews during its regular work session, which is open to the public.

The council is expected to select a finalist on Thursday. The interim council person will serve until the end of the term on May 31, 2019.

Applicants had until Jan. 4 to apply and must have lived in the district at least six months before applying. The list includes:

  • Walter Perry: student
  • Jada Sullivan: disabled vet
  • Dan Martinez: retired
  • Michele Bailey: special education teacher
  • Chris Dawkins: software owner
  • Christopher Green: master teacher
  • Dereck Hillyer: firefighter
  • Aubry Lewis: retired
  • Lester Bryant: self-employed
  • Denise Gutierrez-Homer: interior designer/artist/teacher
  • Art Hall: attorney/director at Alamo Colleges
  • William B. Johnson: retired
  • Stephen Lucke: youth development/health and wellness

The vacancy opened in December when current council member William “Cruz” Shaw announced he would be resigning to accept a position as an associate judge under Judge Lisa Jarrett of Bexar County’s 436th District Court. Shaw’s last day on the council will be Monday.

Joey Palacios can be reached at joey@tpr.org or on Twitter @joeycules


Joey Palacios can be reached atJoey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules