Phone: (210) 370-3268
Bio: Early on in the D4 race, some have dubbed Leticia Cantu a shoe-in for the seat, given her connections to local politicos – it could also stem from the fact that she briefly took over the D4 seat while her fiancé, Councilman Philip Cortez, was out on Air Force Reserve training last year.
Cantu has been involved in various areas of city government since 2004. Cantu has worked with both Castros – on Joaquin’s campaign, and in Julian’s community office. She was also chief of staff to Mary Alice Cisneros, though the councilwoman fired her in 2008.
Endorsements: San Antonio Police Officer’s Association, San Antonio Firefighter’s Association, Bexar County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Bexar County Young Democrats
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $67,651.36
Phone: (210) 328-5992
Bio: One of the youngest candidates running this year, Rey Saldaña raised eyebrows when he came out as one of the largest fundraisers in any city race early on in the campaign. He’s only 24, but much of Saldaña’s experience is on par with his biggest opponent, Leticia Cantu, working with the offices of both state Rep. Joaquin Castro and Councilman Philip Cortez. Saldaña attended Stanford University on a full scholarship, earning two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s, before heading back to San Antonio last fall. He now teaches an urban studies course at Trinity University.
Endorsements: Stonewall Democrats
Current coverage: Rey Saldaña gets a rise (District 4)
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $51,199.83
Phone: (210) 215-2780
Bio: Kathy Luna is a civil service retiree who has served on the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. For the last seven years, Kathy has been the president of the Rainbow Hills Area Neighborhood Association.
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $2,700
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