Mayor Ivy Taylor Announces Candidacy For Full Term
SAN ANTONIO — Mayor Ivy Taylor will run for a full term as mayor in May, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Taylor was appointed to the role of mayor last summer after then-Mayor Julian Castro announced he would resign to become the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration.
“I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to be able to make an impact here,” Taylor told the Express-News. “And just after really thinking about it further, I realize how important that experience is that I have to bring to the table, that municipal-level experience.”
The 44-year-old mayor was appointed by the City Counsel in July and at the time Taylor said she would not seek a full term in the May 9 election. Taylor, who is the first African-American mayor of San Antonio, was first elected to represent District 2 in 2009 then re-elected in 2011 and 2013.
Former state Rep. Mike Villarreal, state Senator Leticia Van de Putte, and former Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson have all also announced bids for mayor.
Taylor has yet to officially file an Application for a Place on the Ballot with the city clerk.