The city of San Antonio held nonpartisan general elections for mayor on Saturday. None of the nine mayoral candidates, including incumbent Ron Nirenberg, won at least 50 percent of the vote in the election. As a result, the top two vote recipients—Nirenberg (49,297 votes) and challenger Greg Brockhouse (46,129 votes)—advanced to a general runoff election on June 8. Nirenberg was first elected as mayor in 2017, and he is running for a second term. The filing deadline to run for office was February 15.
Ballotpedia also covered elections for all 10 seats on the San Antonio City Council on Saturday. The races in Districts 2, 4, and 6 advanced to a June runoff election, while the remaining seven districts were won outright in the general election.
Thirty-one mayoral elections in the nation’s 100 largest cities are being held in 2019. In 20 of those cities, the incumbent was Democratic at the start of 2019. Seven incumbents were Republican, three were independent, and the affiliation of one was unknown. As of May 2019, one partisan change has taken place. Voters in Phoenix, Arizona, elected Kate Gallego (D) in a nonpartisan mayoral runoff election on March 12, 2019. Gallego succeeded Thelda Williams, a Republican.
San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas and the eighth-largest city in the U.S. by population.