San Antonio Mayoral Election

San Antonio is looking for a Non-Elitist, Anti-Establishment Mayor

  The election of Ivy Taylor as mayor was a major upset to the political establishment in San Antonio.  Leticia Van de Putte was supported by all the elite politicians, the Democrat machine, and the crony lobby, but she won with the help of churches and evangelical voters who trusted her personal faith and admired her courage in voting against the so-called “non-discrimination ordinance” that created a special favored class for the LGBTQ community. Enthusiasm for Ivy was further bolstered when she cancelled the streetcar project, something I personally appreciated a great deal.  However, one could argue that the streetcar…


A Julian Castro defeat in San Antonio

By Ken Allard, Republished from the Washington Times, Monday, June 15, 2015 Because the mainstream media was fawning all over Hillary Clinton’s latest campaign re-set, you might not have seen these weekend headlines. A quietly determined underdog triumphed over an entrenched political machine. A potential vice-presidential candidate in 2016 was abandoned by his political base. And the underdog began her victory speech by shouting “To God Be The Glory!” – a felony anywhere but in Texas. All those things happened on Saturday when Ivy Taylor became the first black woman elected as San Antonio’s mayor. Initially given little chance, she defeated…