WATCH: Priorities but no hard plans, Peter Sakai prepares to take over as Bexar County Judge

Sakai will be the first new face in the judge’s seat in more than 20 years

San Antonio – In four days, Judge Peter Sakai will take the reins of Bexar County government from longtime County Judge Nelson Wolff, who is stepping down after more than 20 years in the position.

Sakai, a Democrat, beat Republican Trish DeBerry in the Nov. 8 election with 57 percent of the vote. He had spent 26 years as a judge but resigned his seat on the 225th District Court in order to run.

In his transition from the bench to the dais, Sakai’s priorities for his new role include some familiar issues: the justice system, the county jail, and property taxes.

However, in an interview with KSAT’s Garrett Brnger, Sakai would not go into detail about how he would tackle those issues, because he says he doesn’t have any specific plans yet.

Hear him explain why not in the video player above.

About the Authors

Garrett Brnger is a reporter with KSAT 12.

Before starting at KSAT in August 2011, Ken was a news photographer at KENS. Before that he was a news photographer at KVDA TV in San Antonio. Ken graduated from San Antonio College with an associate's degree in Radio, TV and Film. Ken has won a Sun Coast Emmy and four Lone Star Emmys. Ken has been in the TV industry since 1994.

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