SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News)- Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Greg Brockhouse are headed to a runoff. With 100 percent of the precincts counted , Nirenberg had more than 48 percent of the votes, followed by Brockhouse with more than 45 percent.
Brockhouse told KTSA News another month of campaigning will be rough on his family, but he’ll work as hard as he can to cross the finish line.
“Now I have to get my folks back out and talk about the things that matter most–lower property taxes, religious freedom at city hall, infrastructure, fighting crime, jobs and wages,” he said.
Nirenberg thanked San Antonio “for taking a stand in the name of progress for our beloved city.”
In a statement, he said,”Your votes proved that compassion and equality win at the end of the day. We are a city of hope, of diversity, and a better city today than yesterday.”
All other city council incumbents were reelected, but there will be runoffs for three of the council seats in races that were wide open. Keith Toney will face Jada Andrews-Sullivan in District 2. Adriana Rocha Garcia will face Johnny Arredondo in the District 4 runoff, and Melissa Cabello Havrda will taken on Andy Greene in the District 6 runoff.
District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino easily fought off 8 challengers with more than 59 percent of the votes Saturday.
In District 3, Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran held on with more than 58 percent.
District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales fought off three challengers, finishing with 65 percent.
District 7 City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval also fought off three challengers with 68 percent.
In District 8, Councilman Manny Pelaez easily won reelection with 58 percent.
District 9 Councilman John Courage ended the night with 53 percent of the votes, His closest challenger was Patrick Von Dohlen with 40 percent.
In District 10, Councilman Clayton Perry fought off four challengers with nearly 64 percent,
For more results on Saturday’s races, check the Bexar County Elections website.