A GOP power grab shatters 30 years of political progress for Black voters in Galveston County
Republicans dismantled the only Galveston County commissioners precinct in which voters of color held political clout. It’s a major blow for Black and Hispanic voters who had been building political momentum.
Bexar County judge accepting submissions from interested candidates to fill vacant Precinct 3 seat
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff has opened the process to appoint an interim Precinct 3 commissioner after Commissioner Trish DeBerry announced she would be running for county judge in the upcoming election.
Trish DeBerry leads in tight race for Bexar County's Precinct 3 race
We ran on a platform of appraisal reform and lower property taxes, which resonated with the people of Precinct 3," DeBerry said. A former broadcast journalist and founder of marketing agency the DeBerry Group, she came in a distant second in the 2009 mayoral race against Democrat Julián Castro. The Precinct 3 race only began to show signs of being a tossup in recent weeks. On October 16, the San Antonio Express-News editorial board pulled its earlier endorsement of DeBerry after saying some of her business contracts could become conflicts of interest. Stay on top of San Antonio news and views.sacurrent.com
Election results 2020: Trish DeBerry elected to Bexar County Commissioner, Precinct 3
Republican Trish DeBerry defeats Democrat Christine Hortick in Precinct 3 race1:17 a.m. — Republican Trish DeBerry has defeated Democrat Christine Hortick in the race for the Bexar County Precinct 3 commissioner seat. 10:23 p.m. — Trish DeBerry remains ahead in the Precinct 3 race against Christine Hortick with 33% of precincts reporting. It’s the only Republican county commissioner seat in Bexar County. 7:14 p.m. — With early votes and a portion of absentee ballots counted in Bexar County, Trish DeBerry has taken a lead over Christine Hortick in the Precinct 3 race. She currently serves as the president of the Bexar County Children’s Court Attorney Association.
GOP Bexar County Precinct 3 candidate shares why she believes her skills are needed on the commissioners court
GOP Bexar County Precinct 3 candidate shares why she believes her skills are needed on the commissioners courtPublished: September 21, 2020, 6:20 pmGOP Bexar County Precinct 3 candidate shares why she believes her skills are needed on the commissioners court
Watch: Bexar County Pct. 3 Commissioner candidate forum
READ MORE: Who is on the November 2020 election ballot for Bexar CountyBackground informationWith outgoing Precinct 3 Commissioner Kevin Wolff, a Republican, leaving the seat vacant after three terms, the race is likely to be one of the most competitive in Bexar County. She currently serves as the president of the Bexar County Children’s Court Attorney Association. DeBerry won the GOP nomination for the seat over Tom Rickhoff during the July runoff election, securing 55 percentage points. Hortick won the nomination outright in the March primary. Only two women have ever held a seat on Bexar County Commissioner’s Court, according to the Express-News, whose editorial board in February endorsed Hortick.
GOP Race for Open County Commissioners Seat Heads for Runoff; Salazar Wins Primary
Rebeca Clay-Flores Credit: Courtesy / Rebeca Clay-FloresCounty Commissioner, Precinct 1Longtime incumbent Commissioner Chico Rodriguez (Pct. County Commissioner, Precinct 2Commissioner Justin Rodriguez secured the Democratic nomination with all vote centers reporting results early Wednesday morning. Without a runoff, Rodriguez said he would transition from the campaign mindset. There were no Republican candidates for the Precinct 2 county commissioner seat. Bexar County SheriffBexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar reacts to early voting results during his campaign watch party Tuesday night.therivardreport.com
Councilman Clayton Perry won't run for Bexar County Commissioners Court
SAN ANTONIO - District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry will not abandon his position on the San Antonio City Council to seek a Bexar County Commissioners Court seat, he told the rest of the council Thursday. Reporting by various media outlets this week indicated the District 10 councilman might resign his position to run for the Precinct 3 county commissioner's seat. Speaking from the dais at Thursday's City Council meeting, Perry said it was "no secret" he had been actively looking at the Precinct 3 seat. It's the service, the service to the public, not your individual wants and desires." There may also be others eyeing the race who aren't on that list due to having a campaign fund from another county race.
What does a Bexar County constable do?
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela's high profile and tumultuous work week has also raised the profile of the often-overlooked constable's office. There are four elected constables in Bexar County, each in charge of a precinct. Much of what they and their deputy constables do revolves around serving paperwork, handling evictions and providing security for Justice of the Peace courts. Combined, the four precincts' budgets total close to $7.8 million, with 92 full-time positions, including the four elected constables. Of those positions, 71 are deputy constables or chief deputy constables.