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County Commissioner Tommy Calvert Thrives in the Belly of the Beast

County Commissioner Tommy Calvert Thrives in the Belly of the Beast

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It could be argued that Tommy Calvert’s 2014 election as Bexar County Commissioner marked a turning point in local leadership. It wasn’t only that he was both the youngest person and first African American person to be elected to the position, but also because his background in civil

Adkisson endorses Taylor for mayor

LGBT voters in San Antonio were stunned on May 21 when they learned of an email being circulated by former County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Tommy Adkisson saying he would endorse Mayor Ivy Taylor in the runoff election. The email was brief and to the point in announcing the mid-day press conference on the steps

San Antonio elections 2015: by the numbers

From Sophia Parafina, data janitor and geographer, who’s been putting her map-making skills to use in the wake of Saturday’s election: Above: Side-by-side comparison of early voting and election day turnout. Quite a number of high turnout precincts flipped. Mike Villareal took territory from Taylor and Van de Putte, and Taylor also took precincts from

Tommy Adkisson operates on an ‘inspirational level of energy’

San Antonio’s 2015 joint general, special, bond and charter elections are Saturday, May 9. Find location information and more, here.  In the contentious race for mayor of San Antonio, former Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson’s utopian vision of “a kinder, gentler, more equitable society,” has served as a spurring reminder of his initial decision to run for City