Van De Putte, Taylor To Compete In Runoff Election
SAN ANTONIO — Former State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and interim Mayor Ivy T. Taylor will compete in a runoff election on June 13 after neither candidate earned more than 50 percent of the vote.
Van de Putte, who entered the mayoral race after losing the lieutenant gubernatorial race to Dan Patrick, earned 25,982 votes, equaling 30.43 percent of the total vote. Taylor earned 24,245 votes, equaling 28.4 percent of the vote.
Taylor was appointed interim mayor by her fellow city council members in June 2014 after then-Mayor Julian Castro announced he would be leaving to Washington, D.C. to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration.
Former State Rep. Mike Villarreal missed the runoff election by nearly 2,000 votes. Villarreal earned 22,246 votes, equaling 26.06 percent of the votes. Former Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson earned 8,344 votes equaling only 9.77 percent of the total vote.
Both Villarreal and Adkisson have conceded the race.
All ten incumbent city council members led their respective races. City Councilman Cris Medina will have to compete in a runoff election with Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez. Medina earned 46.88 percent to Aguirre-Rodriguez’s 27.8 percent. Aguirre-Rodriguez served as interim city councilwoman in District 7.
The runoff election is set for Saturday, June 13. Early voting begins on Monday, June 1 and ends Tuesday, June 9.