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2017 Mayoral Election

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.

From Texas Standard:

Have you voted yet? We're looking at you Pasadena, and you, El Paso, and you, too, San Antonio. Tomorrow there are runoff elections in all three cities. And in each city, the top job in city government is at stake.

Brandon Watts http://bit.ly/1gXUTNn

San Antonio's technology sector is a small but growing force in business and politics. On the issue of Saturday's election for Mayor, there isn't a uniform response. 

San Antonio Police Officers Association Endorses Taylor For Mayor

May 24, 2017
Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Police Officers Association has endorsed Mayor Ivy Taylor for reelection.  Taylor is locked in a June 10 runoff battle with District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg.

IvyRTaylorSA Facebook/VoteRon.com

Mayor Ivy Taylor had promised to run a clean reelection campaign, but she's now launched an attack website against her challenger, Councilman Ron Nirenberg. 


Chris Eudaily / TPR News

If you’re not registered to vote and want to cast a ballot in the June 10th City of San Antonio runoff election, time is running out.

Tricia Schwennesen / Texas Public Radio

Tuesday was the last day of early voting. Mayor Ivy Taylor cast her ballot at the Claude Black Center  where she says she votes in every election.

“We certainly want everyone to come out and have their voices heard,” Taylor said.

Taylor wasn’t the only one to come out. There was a steady stream of voters walking into Lions Field. Peggy Jo Kendall lives on the near North Side. She says the mayoral and the bond election are what brought her here Tuesday.

Phyllis Ingram pulls up the rear door on her SUV, leans in and starts pulling open cardboard boxes.

"This is how my arms get all banged up," says Ingram. "It's 75 for here, Steve?" she asks her husband.

It's a sunny day on San Antonio's South Side, and Ingram--who's with the League of Women Voters--is out delivering their Voters' Guide with her husband. 

Thank you for joining us for our live coverage. Tune in for more complete coverage with Norma Martinez on Morning Edition Monday.

Flickr/Keith Ivey

Early voting for San Antonio's municipal elections starts Monday, April 24.

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