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San Antonio mayoral election, 2017

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San Antonio mayoral election, 2017
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← 2015 May 6, 2017 (first round)
June 10, 2017 (runoff)
2019 →
Turnout 13.15%
 
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Ivy Taylor.png
Candidate Ron Nirenberg Ivy Taylor
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 54,010 44,919
Percentage 54.59% 45.41%

Mayor before election

Ivy Taylor

Elected Mayor

Ron Nirenberg

On May 6, 2017, the city of San Antonio, Texas held an election to choose the next mayor of San Antonio. As no candidate secured a majority of the vote (50% of all votes cast +1), a runoff was held on June 10, 2017 with Councilman Ron Nirenberg defeating incumbent mayor Ivy Taylor.

Simultaneous elections to the city council as well as various area bond programs were held on the same date.

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Background

Julian Castro, who was elected mayor in the 2009 San Antonio mayoral election, resigned in 2014 to become the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Ivy Taylor was selected by the San Antonio City Council as Castro's successor. Taylor successfully ran for re-election as mayor in the 2015 San Antonio mayoral election.

On November 13, 2016, Taylor officially announced her candidacy for a second full term as mayor.[1][2] City Councilman Ron Nirenberg became the first challenger to Taylor, announcing his candidacy on December 10, 2016.[3] The chairman of the Bexar County Democratic Party, Manuel Medina, announced his candidacy on January 7, 2017.[4] District 4 City Councilman Rey Saldaña, a potential candidate, opted to run for a fourth term to the city council rather than mayor.[5]

Candidates

A total of 14 citizens submitted applications to be on the ballot for mayor. Taylor, Medina, and Nirenberg were identified as the primary three candidates in the election.[6]

Declared

  • Antonio "Tony" Diaz[7]
  • Felicio Hernandez Flores II[7]
  • Michael "Commander" Idrogo[7]
  • Stephen Lucke[7]
  • Napoleon Madrid[7]
  • Will McLeod[7]
  • Manuel Medina, former chairman of the Bexar County Democratic Party[7]
  • Ron Nirenberg, District 8 City Councilman[7]
  • Julie Iris "Mama Bexar" Oldham[7]
  • Gerard Xavier Ponce[7]
  • Keven Roles[7]
  • Rhett Smith[7]
  • Ivy Taylor, incumbent mayor of San Antonio and former City Councilwoman[7]
  • John Martin Velasquez[7]

Endorsements

italicized individuals and organizations are post-regular election endorsements

Polling

Poll Source Date(s)
administered
Ivy
Taylor
Ron
Nirenberg
Manuel
Medina
Other/
Undecided
Baselice & Associates[20]1 March 9-12, 2017 53% 16% 13% 18%
  • ^1 Poll for the Ivy Taylor campaign

Results

First round

On May 6, 2017, 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 was scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017 between the top two vote getters.[21]

San Antonio Mayor, 2017
Regular election, May 6, 2017
Candidate Votes % ±
Ivy Taylor 41,788 42.01
Ron Nirenberg 36,887 37.08
Manuel Medina 15,049 15.13
Keven Roles 1,557 1.57
Antonio "Tony" Diaz 966 0.97
Will McLeod 545 0.55
Felicio Hernandez Flores II 429 0.43
John Martin Velasquez 383 0.39
Michael "Commander" Idrogo 366 0.37
Gerard Xavier Ponce 366 0.37
Rhett Smith 321 0.32
Stephen Lucke 315 0.32
Julie Iris "Mama Bexar" Oldham 270 0.27
Napoleon Madrid 225 0.23
Turnout 99,467 11.32*

* Vote percentage includes all of Bexar County with a total of 16,745 either voting in another municipal election or casting no ballot for San Antonio mayor.

Runoff

The runoff election between the top two candidates was held on Saturday, June 10, 2017. 230 fewer people voted in the runoff than in the first round. This was the third consecutive runoff election in which the runner-up in the first round went on to win in the runoff. This was also the first election in twenty years that the incumbent mayor of San Antonio sought re-election and lost, when Bill Thornton sought re-election in 1997 but failed to qualify for the runoff (Thornton was ultimately succeeded by Howard Peak).[22][23]

San Antonio Mayor, 2017
Runoff election June 10, 2017
Candidate Votes % ±
Ron Nirenberg 54,010 54.59
Ivy Taylor 44,919 45.41 -6.29%
Turnout 99,237 13.15%

References

  1. ^ "Mayor Taylor Announces Re-election Bid - KTSA". KTSA. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ Baugh, Josh (November 13, 2016). "Mayor announces re-election campaign". San Antonio Express-News. Hearst. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ Arias, Pilar (December 10, 2016). "SA Councilman Ron Nirenberg announces mayoral bid". KSAT-TV. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "New candidate enters San Antonio mayoral race". KSAT-TV. January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ Dimmick, Iris (December 24, 2016). "Saldaña Defers Mayoral Ambitions". The Rivard Report. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ Dimmick, Iris (February 8, 2017). "Mayoral Candidates Sharpen Positions at Town Hall". The Rivard Report. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "City of San Antonio Mayoral Candidates" (PDF). Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c Ortiz, Edmond (January 8, 2017). "Manuel Medina Joins Mayoral Race". The Rivard Report. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Bexar County Democratic Party". Facebook. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  10. ^ Baugh, Josh (March 21, 2017). "Medina gets fire endorsement in mayor's race as Taylor poll leaks". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Ron Nirenberg". Facebook. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ Garcia, Camille (December 10, 2016). "Nirenberg: 'Build The City You Deserve'". The Rivard Report. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Hardberger Endorses Nirenberg for Mayor". WOAI. May 30, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ Sierra Club Political Committee of Texas (2017). "2017 Candidates". TurnTexasGreen.org. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mayor Taylor launches re-election campaign". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b c "Key Conservatives Endorse Taylor in Mayor's Race". WOAI. June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  17. ^ Express-News Editorial Board (April 24, 2017). "Taylor is best choice for mayor". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Candidates to Meet at Feb. 7 San Antonio Mayoral Town Hall Debate". The Rivard Report. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  19. ^ Guenther, Rocío (December 7, 2016). "Wolff Endorses Taylor in Mayor's Race". The Rivard Report. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  20. ^ Dimmick, Iris (March 22, 2017). "Conflicting Mayoral Polls: A One-Round Race or a Runoff?". The Rivard Report. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  21. ^ http://home.bexar.org/el45a.htm
  22. ^ Cary, Michael (May 17, 2006). "News: Party lines". San Antonio Current. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  23. ^ http://home.bexar.org/el45a.htm
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