Filing deadline passes in San Antonio, Texas

On Feb. 17, the filing deadline passed to run for elected office in San Antonio, Texas. Candidates filed for San Antonio City Council Districts 1-10, as well as for mayor of San Antonio.

Incumbents Mario Bravo, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, Phyllis Viagran, Adriana Garcia, Teri Castillo, Melissa Cabello Havrda, Manny Pelaez, and John Courage are running for re-election to the city council. Ron Nirenberg is running for re-election as mayor of San Antonio.

The general election is scheduled for May 6, 2023. While most mayoral elections in the 100 largest cities are nonpartisan, most officeholders are affiliated with a political party. San Antonio has an independent mayor. As of February 2023, 62 mayors in the largest 100 cities by population are affiliated with the Democratic Party, 26 are affiliated with the Republican Party, three are independents, seven identify as nonpartisan or unaffiliated, and two mayors’ affiliations are unknown.

San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas and the seventh-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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