Your Questions Answered: San Antonio City Council District 5 candidates

SAN ANTONIO – Saturday, May 4, 2019, is the general election in San Antonio. All 10 city council district seats will be on the ballot.

This page will offer links to results for the City Council District 5 election in the May 4 San Antonio general election. 

Check back for the results. Go ahead and bookmark this page now so you have it ready on May 4 and 5, and beyond. 

Important Election Dates

Monday, April 22, 2019: FIRST day of Early Voting.  

Friday, April 26, 2019: Holiday - Municipal and County Offices Closed.  

Tuesday, April 30, 2019: LAST day of Early Voting.

Saturday, May 4, 2019: Election Day

San Antonio City Council District 5 candidates:

  • Anthony Gres
  • Nazirite Ruben F. Perez
  • Shirley Gonzales
  • Jilma (Jill) Davila
  • Farooq "FH" Malik (Withdrew on 2/22.2019; Will not appear on the ballot)

Your Questions Answered!

We asked you to submit your questions for the San Antonio mayoral and city council candidates and you delivered. We received more than 300 questions in the last few weeks. We then asked you to vote on the submitted questions to help us select the top ones in each council race that you would like to have the candidates answer.

We sent those questions to the candidates and asked them to answer them by April 23. 

We are posting the answers we have received. They are posted unedited and as they were sent to us from the candidates. If there are candidates not included in the Q&A, it is because they have not responded.

Here are the top questions chosen by KSAT viewers/ readers followed by the answers from the candidates:

District 5 Candidate Questions:

(So far no District 5 candidates have submitted answers to these questions.)

  • A total of 30 votes were received.
  • Top vote recipients:

  • "What businesses do you own & how many homes do you own in district? What will be done to remove methadone clinic across the street from park? about known drug dealers on 3326 w houston and 3410 w commerce? Business and home code compliance violations, open container public drunks. "- Anonymous submission (11 votes)
  • "Do you favor those thousands of scooters that are all over downtoiwn sidewalks and endangering pedestrians because laws are not enforced?" - Submitted by John M. Sanchez (8 votes)
  • "Why can't we have sidewalks on both sides of street, especially if you have handicapped person. Thanks." - Anonymous submission (8 votes)
  • Here is a list of other questions that were submitted.