- Sanford Nowlin
- Mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse speaks to the media at his watch party.
The incredibly close race is headed to a runoff with 81% of precincts reporting at press time. Incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg led, capturing 48% (46,036) of the vote. His key challenger, Greg Brockhouse, pulled in 45% (43,568), beating many political observers' expectations.
San Antonio's East Side representation is still up in the air and also headed to a runoff. Leaders in the eight-candidate race include Keith Toney (27%), Jada L. Andrews-Sullivan (21%) and Denise Gutierrez-Homer (20%).
Elizabeth "Liz" Campos was unsuccessful in unseating incumbent Rebecca Viagran. The councilwoman received 58% of the vote.
The replacement for outgoing Councilman Rey Saldaña, who reached his eight-year term limit, has yet to be decided. A runoff appears necessary since none of the top candidates was able to clinch the a clear majority. Adriana Rocha Garcia got close with 47% of the vote, while Johnny Arredondo had 20% and Samantha "Sami" Sanchez had 16%.
Incumbent Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales defeated her three competitors without much trouble. She had 65% of the vote at press time.
In the race to replace Brockhouse, who vacated his slot to run for mayor, Melissa Cabello Havrda lead at press time with 46% of the votes, while Andy Greene secured 35% of votes.
Like Gonzales, incumbent Councilwoman Ana Sandoval will keep her seat after facing three other candidates. She landed 68% of the vote.
Councilman Manny Pelaez will keep his seat, securing a 58% majority in his district.
Councilman John Courage will also stay to represent his district thanks to support from 53% of voters.
Incumbent Councilman Clayton Perry defeated four candidates — all women — to keep his seat. He held 63% of the vote.
Check back for analysis about what these results mean for San Antonio.
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