Mayor Ron Nirenberg was close to avoiding a runoff in Saturday night’s San Antonio mayoral contest, but was unable to reach the threshold needed for an outright win.
In unofficial results coming out of Bexar County on Saturday, Ron Nirenberg was unable to reach the 50 percent of votes needed to earn a second term in office, bringing in 49 percent of the vote. Nirenberg will be met in the June 8th runoff by his top rival, City Councilman Greg Brockhouse. Brockhouse had earned the support of firefighters and police officers in his campaign to unseat the first-term incumbent Nirenberg.
Outside of Nirenberg and Brockhouse, challenger John Velasquez won 2 percent, followed by Tony Diaz, Tim Atwood, Matt Pina, Bert Cecconi, Michael Idrogo, and Carlos Castanuela all at 1 percent each.