Monday will be a long day for former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor as they campaign to be San Antonio’s next mayor. They’ll be running (not literally) from a luncheon mayoral forum to a live-broadcast forum to an environmental interview session to pitch their best reasons why they are the best candidate for the job. Not surprisingly, each campaign has increased their direct and indirect attacks on the other’s resume and leadership abilities as the June 13 runoff election approaches. Early voting starts on June 1 and continues through June 9. Click here for voting information.
Monday, June 1:
- The Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs (AEM) will host both candidates as part of the Red McCombs Bilateral Lunch Series at The Pearl Stable. Doors at 11:30 a.m., forum starts at noon. Registration is closed, but you can still contact organizers to see if seats are available here. ($45 for AEM members, $55 for non-members, and $20 for AEM Youth members.)
- The Texas Public Radio forum will be broadcast live during “The Source” at 3 p.m. on 89.1 FM and at www.tpr.org with host David Martin Davies.
- The Clean Air, Clean Water, Healthy City forum at Trinity University’s Chapman Center Auditorium will host back-to-back Q&A sessions with each candidate and host Peter Bella, executive director of Texans for Responsible Energy Development and former Natural Resources Director of the Alamo Area Council of Governments. Van de Putte at 6 p.m., Taylor at 7 p.m. RSVP here.
Wednesday, June 3:
- The candidates will be meeting at WOAI News Radio (1200 AM) for a forum at 9 a.m. that will broadcast live with host Jim Forsyth.
Information about other forums, if the candidates agree to do more, will be added to this post as it becomes available.
*Featured/top image: KLRN’s Texas Week host Rick Casey (left) interviews Leticia Van de Putte (center), and Mayor Ivy Taylor on May 14, 2015. Photo by Scott Ball.
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