SAN ANTONIO – Despite heavy rain and flooding, more than 50,000 voters voted on Election Day, adding a record number of early voters to achieve the best turnout for a May election in San Antonio history with more than 17% of eligible voters casting their ballots.
Voters were largely driven to the polls by a controversial proposal related to police work and the mayor’s race. The mayor’s race was called relatively early at night after the sum on early voting was released, while Bill B was too close to ring until all the way up to the end.
Proposition B, with the aim of abolishing the San Antonio Police Department̵
IN ran for mayor, the sitting Ron Nirenberg had an easy victory despite having 13 opponents. Greg Brockhouse, his closest competitor, could not force the race to a runoff, unlike in 2019.
Proposition A, which gives more flexibility in what kind of projects the city can finance with bond money, passed with 58% of the vote.
Half of the city council’s race was decided on election night with five sitting retaining their seats. The other five council district races will go to the run-off on June 5 with three sitting positions facing challengers.
The winners were announced in the following races:
District 4: The incumbent Adriana Rocha Garcia won with 70% of the vote.
District 6: The incumbent Melissa Cabello Havrda won with 55% of the vote.
District 7: The incumbent Ana Sandoval won with 71% of the vote.
District 8: The incumbent Manny Palaez won with 59% of the vote.
District 10: The incumbent Clayton Perry won with 54% of the vote.
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