Republican Grant Moody defeated Democrat Susan Korbel on Tuesday in the race for Precinct 3 on the Bexar County Commissioners Court, finishing with 53.6% of the vote to Korbel’s 46.4%. 

The precinct covers a large swath of the North Side of San Antonio and the incorporated city of Alamo Heights.

At a watch party at La Familia at the Rim, Moody thanked his supporters.

“Over the coming couple of months, obviously, we’ll have to worry about transitioning from campaign to actual governance and what that looks like going forward. But this [is an] exciting time and it’s only possible because of all of you.”

Moody will finish out the unexpired term of Trish DeBerry, who was the lone Republican on the five-member Commissioners Court. DeBerry resigned the seat after she filed to run for Bexar County judge. 

Marialyn Barnard, a Republican and former judge on the Texas 4th Court of Appeals, has held the Precinct 3 seat on an interim basis since January, replacing DeBerry.

Moody is the director of innovation at Valero Energy and a former USAA executive. He also worked as a legislative assistant for then-U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican who served as U.S. Secretary of State from 2018-2021. ​​

Korbel founded the market research firm Core Research and has served as a Bexar County precinct chair and a trustee of the Alamo Colleges.

Commissioners Court Precinct 4

In the race for Precinct 4, which covers the entire East Side of San Antonio, incumbent Tommy Calvert (D) took the lead in early voting and held on to win reelection.

When all the vote centers were counted, Calvert finished with 61.13% of the vote and Republican Larry Ricketts had 38.87%.

This will be his third term on the Bexar County Commissioners Court, having first assumed office in 2015. He is a native of San Antonio and attended St. Mary’s Hall and Tufts University.

In the past year, Calvert has supported plans to build a new linear park downtown, known as The Link, connecting the San Antonio River Walk to the San Pedro Creek Culture Park. 

After a stop to congratulate Judge Peter Sakai on his victory, Calvert said he was honored to be serving another term on commissioners court.

“Campaigns are always an opportunity for you to check in on what’s going on,” he said. “There’s no doubt that some of the issues have changed. We’re going to be really addressing … a lot of substantive policy work with the new commissioners court.”

Acknowledging Moody’s win, Calvert said, “As a senior member, I think it’s important to help the [new commissioners] accomplish the needs of their respective precincts.”

Shari Biediger has been covering business and development for the San Antonio Report since 2017. A graduate of St. Mary’s University, she has worked in the corporate and nonprofit worlds in San Antonio...