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Veteran Dem Loses San Antonio Mayor's Race; AP Doesn't Name Her Party

A terse, five-paragraph June 14 Associated Press report on the results of San Antonio's mayoral election the previous day gave no indication of the party affiliation or political outlook of the winner or loser. Readers could only determine...Show More Summary

What THIS Black Woman Did in a Liberal Texas Town Has Democrats Shocked and Scared

The city of San Antonio, Texas has a new mayor and her victory has liberals and Democrats in this liberal stronghold in Texas scared. Why? Because she is a black

A Lil Positivity: Ivy Taylor Becomes San Antonio’s First Black Mayor By Clenching Conservative White And Hispanic Voters

Ivy Taylor Becomes San Antonio’s First Black Mayor Via Reuters: San Antonio, the seventh-largest U.S. city and the only one of the 10 largest cities with a Hispanic majority, elected its first African-American mayor on Saturday in a closely

Congratulations, Texas! No Way Will This 101-Year-Old Lady Do Vote Fraud Now!

San Antonio, Texas, just elected its first African-American mayor, Interim Mayor Ivy Taylor. That’s really exciting news, and while we don’t know how 101-year old Mary Lou Miller planned to vote, she sure wishes her vote could have counted. Show More Summary

San Antonio Elects Its First African American Mayor

Voters in San Antonio, Texas elected their first African American mayor. Ivy Taylor, who was serving as interim mayor, won Saturday’s runoff with 52 percent of the vote, Reuters reports. It was a surprising victory against a popular Hispanic candidate in a Hispanic-majority city.

Anti-Gay Candidate Who Called LGBT Protections 'Waste Of Time' Wins San Antonio Mayor's Race

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a setback for LGBT equality in the nation's seventh-largest city, interim San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor — who voted against the city's nondiscrimination ordinance and later called it "a waste of time" — won a two-year term on Saturday....

First African-American Elected San Antonio Mayor

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Ivy Taylor has been elected mayor of San Antonio, becoming the first African-American elected to the post. Taylor, who was appointed interim mayor last summer, defeated former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte in the runoff election Saturday. Show More Summary

Jack Pratt; another phony Vietnam veteran mayor

MrBill sends us a link to the San Antonio Express News that tells the story of Jack Pratt, Junior, the mayor of Kerrville who won his office proclaiming that he was 4-tour Vietnam Special Forces veteran. He started telling that tale more than three years ago. Folks started wondering about it recently, and so they […]

TX: Voters Pass Rail, Council-Pay Amendments

May 10--San Antonio voters on Saturday strongly backed a city charter amendment that would give residents a chance to vote on future rail projects in the city and approved big increases in pay for the mayor and the City Council. GetShow More Summary

Pro-Equality Candidate Advances in San Antonio Municipal Election

Saturday was Election Day in San Antonio, and all eyes have been on the mayoral race. LGBT equality has been a central issue in this election.

San Antonio Mayor Who Called LGBT Protections a 'Waste of Time' Advances in Runoff Election: VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Anti-gay San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, who recently called the city's LGBT protections a "waste of time," has advanced to a runoff for the seat. Meanwhile, the openly gay mayor of a small Texas town was defeated for re-election afte...

Op-Ed: San Antonio Mayor Needs to Protect Her LGBT Constituents

In an op-ed yesterday in The Advocate, HRC President Chad Griffin called on San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to stand up for her LGBT constituents.

Chad Griffin: San Antonio Mayor Needs to Protect Her LGBT Constituents

LGBT people are in the fight of their lives in Texas, but San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says that’s all just a waste of time. read more

As Election Approaches, San Antonio Mayor Finally Unveils Plan To Implement LGBT Protections

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last week we told you how San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor called the city's LGBT protections — which she voted against as a council member — "a waste of time." We also told you how Taylor, appointed mayor of the...

Venezuela opposition mayor Ledezma out of jail for surgery

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition mayor Antonio Ledezma was out of jail and in a Caracas clinic on Saturday, awaiting an operation after being granted house arrest on medical grounds.

Villaraigosa: Democrats stuck in past, Clinton in tight race

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a close ally of Hillary Clinton, voiced concern Friday that the Democratic Party was “kind of stuck in last year,” saying he expected the former secretary of state to face “a very close election” for president.

HRC Rejects San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor's 'Non-Apology' After She Called LGBT Protections 'Waste Of Time'

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Earlier this week we told you how San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor had called the city's LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance "a waste of time" during a candidate forum at anti-gay Pastor John Hagee's Cornerstone Church. According to the San Antonio Express-News,...

San Antonio Mayor Issues ‘Sorry How It Made You Feel’ Non-Apology

HRC called on San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to take action by fully implementing the city’s non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) protecting LGBT people in city employment and contracting, housing, and public accommodations.

San Antonio Shame: Mayor Taylor Calls LGBT Protections a “Waste of Time”

Mayor Ivy Taylor, elevated after pro-equality Julian Castro left office, derides the non-discrimination ordinance he championed.

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Calls LGBT Protections 'Waste Of Time'

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is apparently taking her cues from wingnut GOP state Rep. Molly White. Last week, we told you how White's staff told a gay constituent that discussing LGBT issues would be a "waste of time." Now,...

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