Phone: (210) 255-3230
Bio: Rodriguez, who has a PhD in early childhood education from UT Austin, was founder and former president and CEO of AVANCE, a nationally-recognized parenting program in the Mirasol housing project. In 2006, Rodriguez received a lifetime achievement award from the National Hispanic Leadership Institute, and is the author of “Raising Nuestos Niños.”
Endorsements: The Alamo Sierra Club, Bexar County Young Democrats, SEIU
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $19,896.24
Phone: (210) 697-0744
Bio: Rangel is the president and CEO of a local marketing firm, ADCO Marketing, Inc, and has worked with local neighborhood associations and PTAs in the district.
Endorsements: Councilman Ray Lopez
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $7,117.36
Phone: (210) 427-3229
Bio: Medina is a young local business owner and U.S. Air Force veteran. A former District 7 council aid, Medina is now taking classes at St. Mary’s University for a master’s in public administration.
Endorsements: SEIU, SAPOA (San Antonio Police Officers Association)
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $43,495
Phone: (713) 807-0781, (210) 343-0626
Bio: A former councilwoman, Guajardo is a retired Southwestern Bell employee who has served on the boards of a number of local organizations, including the League of Women Voters, the Bexar County Tejano Democrats and the Stonewall Democrats.
Endorsements: Stonewall Democrats
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $17,987.48
Phone: (210) 492-4506
Bio: Another perennial local candidate, Cortez has run for council and Justice of the Peace in recent years. Cortez is a local real estate agent.
Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $0
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