DeBerry, Clay-Flores win runoffs for commissioners court seats

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) -Businesswoman Trish DeBerry has defeated former judge Tom Rickhoff in the Republican primary runoff for the Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 3 office currently held by  Kevin Wolff.  The lone Republican on Commissioners Court and son of Bexar County  Judge Nelson Wolff decided not to seek another term.

“We remained focused on the issues, whether it was property taxes, and trying to bring about  Bexar Appraisal District reform, and looking at city-county consolidation,” said DeBerry.  For instance, we have economic development departments in the city and county, and we have two public works departments in the city and the county.”

DeBerry will face Democrat Christine Hortick in November, so there will be a female Bexar County Commissioner for the first time since 2001.  Only two women–Helen Dutmer and Cyndi Taylor Krier–have been elected to commissioners court.

Rebecca “Becky” Clay-Flores wins Democratic Primary runoff for Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 1/Photo-Facebook

Political newcomer Rebecca “Becky” Clay-Flores upset longtime Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 1 Chico Rodriguez.   The special project manager for the Metropolitan Health District grew up in San Antonio’s South Side.

“Growing up here, I was just tired of the lack of resources on my part of town and having elected officials who were more concerned with lining their own pockets and leaving the community behind,” she said.

What helped her beat Rodriguez, who has been in office for 15 years?

“A lot of ridiculously hard work and prayer,” she told KTSA News.

Clay-Flores will face Republican Gabriel Lara in November.


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