Stonewall Dems Schedule Endorsement Forum Ahead of Municipal Election

Among the incumbents running for reelection in the May 4 municipal election are Mayor Ron Nirenberg, District 7 City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval and District 9 City Councilman John Courage. (Photos by Sam Sanchez)

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio announced their candidate forum and endorsement meeting will take place on Sunday, March 10 in the La Havana Room at the El Tropicano Hotel.

The purpose of the forum is to hear from candidates who are running for City Council and to vote on endorsements. The meeting is being held ahead of the municipal election which is slated for Saturday, May 4.

There are a total of 57 candidates running in the 11 races for mayor and city council.

According to Stonewall co-chair, Chris Forbrich, 33 of those candidates, including Mayor Ron Nirenberg, have said they will attend the forum to seek the group’s endorsement.

Stonewall sent invitations to all the candidates running for City Council. To be eligible for an endorsement, candidates must fill out a questionnaire and appear at the forum to make a short presentation and answer questions from Stonewall members.

Prior to the forum, Stonewall members are given copies of the completed candidate questionnaires. After the candidates make their presentations at the meeting, Stonewall members caucus privately to determine who gets endorsed.

While guests are welcome to attend the forum and hear candidates, only members may stay for the endorsement meeting.

To be eligible to vote on endorsements, Stonewall members must be in good standing as defined in the group’s bylaws and been a member for at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Lapsed members, whose dues are less than a year in arrears, may renew their membership at the time of the endorsement meeting and will be eligible to vote.

The municipal election is on Saturday, May 4. Early voting begins on April 22 and ends on April 30.

Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio Candidate Endorsement Forum, Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. in the La Havana Room at the El Tropicano Hotel. The restaurant adjacent to the meeting room is offering a luncheon special at noon for those attending the forum.

Following is a complete list of candidates for Mayor and City Council.

Mayor
John Velasquez
Ron Nirenberg
Matt Piña
Michael “Commander” Idrogo
Greg Brockhouse
Tim Atwood
Carlos Castanuela
Bert Cecconi
Antonio “Tony” Diaz

District 1
Alan Dennis Inchaurregui
Raymond Zavala
Oscar Magaña
Brad Kessler
Justin Holley
Colton Unden
Lauro A. Bustamante
Roberto C. Treviño
Richard Gonzales

District 2
Joseph Powell
Jada L. Andrews-Sullivan
Richard Anthony Ramey
Keith A. Toney
Salena Santibanez Guipzot
Denise Gutierrez-Homer
Walter E. Perry Sr.
Ruben I. Arciniega

District 3
Rebecca Viagran
Elizabeth “Liz” Campos

District 4
Johnny Arredondo
Samantha “Sami” Sanchez
Genevieve Trinidad
Adriana Rocha Garcia
Joel Mendoza

District 5
Anthony Gres
Nazirite Ruben F. Perez
Shirley Gonzales
Jilma (Jill) Davila

District 6
Mario Adame
Melissa Cabello Havrda
Andy Greene
Robert Herrera

District 7
Will McLeod
Trevor Whitney
Ana Sandoval
Kimberly Grant

District 8
Manny Pelaez
Tony Valdivia
Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe

District 9
Nicholas Balderas
John Courage
Richard Reza Versaće
Patrick Von Dohlen

District 10
Clayton Perry
Elise Kibler
Reinette King
Maria Perez
Llnda Montellano

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