2019 San Antonio mayoral election

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2019 San Antonio mayoral election

← 2017 May 4, 2019 (first round)
June 8, 2019 (runoff)
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Turnout11.46% (first round)
  Ron Nirenberg.jpg Greg Brockhouse.jpg
Candidate Ron Nirenberg Greg Brockhouse
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First round vote 49,539 46,388
First round percentage 48.66% 45.57%

Incumbent Mayor

Ron Nirenberg
Nonpartisan



On May 4, 2019, the city of San Antonio, Texas held an election to choose the next mayor of San Antonio.[1] The election was a nonpartisan blanket primary. As no candidate secured a majority of the vote (50% of all votes cast +1), a runoff is scheduled to be held on June 8, 2019 between the two top candidates, incumbent mayor Ron Nirenberg and San Antonio City Councilman Greg Brockhouse.[2]

Background[edit]

In the 2017 San Antonio mayoral election, Nirenberg became the first person in twenty years to defeat an incumbent mayor when he defeated Ivy Taylor in a highly contested runoff election. During his tenure in office, Nirenberg's progressive platform was often criticized and challenged by Greg Brockhouse, a member of the San Antonio City Council who also took office in 2017.[3][4] Brockhouse repeatedly stated that he would challenge for the mayor's office when the 2019 elections were held. Nirenberg officially declared his candidacy for re-election on January 29, 2019[5] and Brockhouse officially declared his candidacy on February 9, 2019.[6]

Candidates[edit]

A total of nine candidates submitted applications to be on the ballot for mayor. Nirenberg and Brockhouse were identified as the primary two candidates in the election.[5][7]

Declared[edit]

(as listed in order on the official ballot)

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

On May 4, 2019, the election for Mayor was held. None of the leading candidates received more than 50% of the vote and as a result, a runoff election is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019 between the top two vote-getters.[2][12]

San Antonio Mayor, 2019
Regular election, May 4, 2019
Candidate Votes % ±
Ron Nirenberg 49,539 48.66
Greg Brockhouse 46,388 45.57
John Velasquez 1,643 1.61
Antonio "Tony" Diaz 1,103 1.08
Tim Atwood 1,026 1.01
Matt Piña 762 0.75
Bert Cecconi 573 0.56
Michael "Commander" Idrogo 434 0.43
Carlos Castanuela 329 0.32
Turnout 110,293 11.46*

* Vote percentage includes all of Bexar County with a total of 8,496 either voting in another municipal election or casting no ballot for San Antonio mayor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "City Elections". City of San Antonio. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Nirenberg and Brockhouse headed for runoff; 7 City Council races decided as 3 bound for runoff". San Antonio Express-News. May 4, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Tracy, Gerald (December 19, 2018). "Council member fires back at Mayor, calling tweets 'juvenile and inaccurate'". News 4 San Antonio. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Ball, Scott (November 20, 2018). "Look for Brockhouse in Mayor's Race – and the Firefighters Union, Too". The Rivard Report. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Teitz, Liz (January 19, 2019). "San Antonio mayor announces run for re-election". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Teitz, Liz (February 9, 2019). "Brockhouse announces mayoral run". mysanantonio.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  7. ^ McGuinness, Dylan (February 15, 2019). "All eyes on the mayoral duel in San Antonio's May elections". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Patrie, Bonnie; Palacios, Joey (January 19, 2019). "San Antonio Mayor Launches Re-election Campaign". Texas Public Radio. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "Matt Pina for Mayor of San Antonio". Facebook. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  10. ^ Palacios, Joey (February 9, 2019). "Greg Brockhouse Is Running For San Antonio Mayor". Texas Public Radio. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Lefko, Jim (February 4, 2019). "San Antonio mayoral candidate Cecconi has unique idea for funding college tuition". News 4 San Antonio. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  12. ^ "Media Report". May 5, 2019. Archived from the original on May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.


Preceded by
2017
San Antonio Mayoral Election
2019
Succeeded by
2021