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Garcia, Arredondo Race To Replace Saldaña In San Antonio Council District 4

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Texas Public Radio's "The Source" is hosting a series of forums with candidates leading up San Antonio's municipal runoff election.

 On June 8, District 4 voters will decide whether to elect Johnny Arredondo or Adriana Rocha Garcia to represent their interests on the San Antonio City Council.

The position was previously held by Rey Saldaña, who termed out after eight years of serving the residents of District 4, where income segregation and opportunity gaps are major concerns.

A candidate must receive over 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. Of the five individuals who initially ran for the District 4 seat, Garcia and Arredondo garnered the most support, earning a respective 47 percent and 21 percent of the vote. 

According to her website, Garcia's priorities include economic and workforce development, community development and "continued momentum" for investment in District 4.

Arredono says he values supporting law enforcement and first responders, protecting taxpayers and reforming property tax, and holding elected officials accountable to taxpayers. 

What are the top issues for District 4 voters? What are the candidates' qualifications and what do they hope to accomplish on San Antonio's Southwest side?

Early voting for the runoff election begins May 28 and ends June 4. Election Day is June 8.

Guests:

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource. 

 

*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, May 15. 

Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.