SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – City Councilman Clayton Perry will not run for Bexar County Commissioner. Perry, who represents District 10 in the Northeast Side, said residents and businesses had been asking him to stay at City Hall.
He had been considering a run for the office currently held by Precinct 3 County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, who recently announced he will not seek re-election next year.
“I know that I’d be the best qualified for that position for a number of different reasons,” said Perry. ” I check a lot of boxes.”
Perry would have been forced to resign his city council seat in order to run for county commissioner, but he told KTSA News Thursday afternoon that he was concerned about who the city coucnil would appoint to replace him.
“I was hoping (business attorney) Marc Whyte would be put forward and voted in, but I had indications that it might not happen,” he said.
Perry said that was the deciding factor.
I didn’t like the direction that it looked like it might be going in, as far as the appointment of my replacement goes,” Perry said.
He told KTSA News that he didn’t want to “mess up District 10.”
He made the decision Wednesday night to stay out of the race for county commissioner, and he made his announcement at the start of the city council meeting Thursday morning.
“I’ve always been excited about serving here at the city level, and in particular, District 10. That’s where my heart is,” he said.