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In the Alamo City, the mayor's race ended in an upset, as an incumbent running for re-election was defeated for the first time in two decades. The margin was 55-45 percent, and Ivy Taylor, the city's first female, African-American mayor is out, defeated by City Councilmember Ron Nirenberg.

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.

UPDATE, 1:30 P.M. Monday: View Texas Public Radio's Facebook Live video.

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This week, a new stage in the race for San Antonio mayor begins. The field of 14 is now down to two: incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor who captured 42 percent of the Saturday vote, and District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg with 37 percent.  

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor believes she's accomplished a lot in her first term as mayor.  She's the front runner in her race for reelection, but facing strong opposition from two opponents.  Today, we continue our conversations with the leading mayoral candidates by sitting down with Ivy Taylor.  We met at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Leading Mayoral Candidates Debate Policies And Visions

Apr 20, 2017

  

Incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, City Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina will be sitting down today with Texas Public Radio talk show host David Martin Davies for the last media-sponsored debate before the start of early voting.

 

 

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

On Monday, San Antonio voters will begin casting ballots in the May 6 race for mayor.  Texas Public Radio sat down with the leading mayoral candidates to find out more about their policy priorities.  We also asked them to take us to a location that reveals something about the values they would bring to the job.  We met District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg at a place where his public and personal priorities come together. (Watch the video profile below.)  

 

Incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, City Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina will square off in the last media-sponsored debate Thursday before the start of early voting.

Texas Public Radio will host and broadcast the live debate from noon to 1 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM and live-stream on the station website, tpr.org.

Joey Palacios / TPR File Photo

District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg has officially joined the race for mayor of San Antonio. The 39-year-old councilman announced his candidacy in front of supporters at his campaign headquarters on Broadway Saturday morning.

“I am running for mayor because I want to make San Antonio the city you deserve,” he told the crowd of about 300 people. “We deserve a city government that spends your tax dollars judiciously and efficiently not on boondoggle projects or behind closed doors without the bright light of public scrutiny.”

Nathan Cone / TPR

Pro sports in San Antonio was the main topic of a panel discussion hosted by District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg at Hills & Dales Ice House on the Northwest Side, held on Tuesday, April 26.

Representatives from the San Antonio Missions, the City of San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the nonprofit San Antonio Sports all weighed in on the city’s present flirtation with luring a Triple-A baseball team, as well as future dreams such as a Major League Soccer team or an NFL franchise.

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