2015 Bexar County Special Elections

Did you know there is an election going on in Bexar County right now? Early voting started today for Texas Senate District 26 (because Leticia Van de Putte is running for mayor) and Texas House District 123 (because Mike Villarreal for Mayor of San Antonio).  Bexar County Election website here.

2015 Bexar County Special Elections

Who: Registered voters in the following districts.  (Generate your sample ballot to confirm that you need to vote in this election, here.)

  • Pink – State Senate 26
  • Blue – State Representative 123

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What

What: Not everyone had a website that was easy to find so I linked to the best thing I found.

  • Texas State Representative (blue)

    Position: There are 150 State Representatives in Texas. They work at the capitol for two years. This is called a term. If they want to stay longer, they must campaign to remain in office every two years. Since the Texas legislature only meets on odd number years, State Representatives have other full time jobs while not in session. Some of their jobs include: professor, farmer, small business owner, fast food restaurant owner, attorney, pharmacist and businessman.

  • Texas State Senate (pink)

    Position: Texas State Senate website are 31 members of the Senate, representing single-member districts across the U.S. state of Texas, with populations of approximately 806,000 per constituency (Thanks @YGBSM for catching my BIG mistake — but I’m glad I could clarify for other’s through my mistake!!) 😉

Where

Where: The following libraries and Bexar County Justice Center (300 Dolorosa)

  • CASTLE HILLS CITY HALL… (SE CORNER OF COUNCIL CHAMBERS)……….209 Lemonwood Dr.
  • CODY LIBRARY………………………………………………………………………….. 11441 Vance Jackson
  • COLLINS GARDEN LIBRARY………………………………………………………………….200 North Park
  • CONVERSE CITY HALL ………………………………………………………………………405 S. Seguin Rd
  • GREAT NORTHWEST LIBRARY…………………………………………………….. 9050 Wellwood
  • HENRY A. GUERRA, JR. LIBRARY……………………………….….….…….…7978 W Military Drive
  • LAS PALMAS LIBRARY…………………………………………………………………515 Castroville Road
  • LION’S FIELD………………………………………………………………………………………..2809 Broadway
  • MAURY MAVERICK, JR. LIBRARY……………………………………………………… .8700 Mystic Park
  • MCCRELESS LIBRARY……………..………………….…………………….… 1023 Ada Street
  • MEMORIAL LIBRARY……………………………………………………….…….……. 3222 Culebra
  • WINDCREST TAKAS PARK CIVIC CENTER……………..………….…….……9310 Jim Seal Dr.
  • WONDERLAND MALL OF THE AMERICAS @ CROSSROADS …….…..4522 Fredericksburg

When

When: January 6, 2015 Election 7:00 am-7:00 pm (Election Day)

Early Voting:

Monday, December 29, 2014 First Day of Early Voting
Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Year’s Day –
Election Department Closed
Friday, January 2, 2015 Last Day of Early Voting
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Election Day

 Why

Why: These are the people who make the decisions that impact lives within our state of Texas AND nationally. Most people only focus on researching the president but his power is completely balanced by the Congress and State legislatives.

  • Texas State Representative (blue) – There are 150 State Representatives in Texas. They work at the capitol for two years. This is called a term. If they want to stay longer, they must campaign to remain in office every two years. Since the Texas legislature only meets on odd number years, State Representatives have other full time jobs while not in session. Some of their jobs include: professor, farmer, small business owner, fast food restaurant owner, attorney, pharmacist and businessman.
  • Texas State Senate (pink) – Texas State Senate website are 31 members of the Senate, representing single-member districts across the U.S. state of Texas, with populations of approximately 806,000 per constituency (Thanks @YGBSM for catching my BIG mistake — but I’m glad I could clarify for other’s through my mistake!!) 😉

Side Note – Diego Bernal Endorsement:

*No one asked me to personally endorse any of the candidates but I personally have heard Diego Bernal speak with great energy of the changes he has brought to District 1 where he has been the councilman. He spoke at the LOOP San Antonio event for young professionals about knowing the health and safety benefits of adding sidewalks and has added $6 million more than any other district. He’s worked on converting empty spaces into safe community areas like parks. Passed strict protection against payday loans where his constituents would really be negatively impacted. See his link for all the details, these are just a fraction of what he’s done in an almost non-paid position:

Learn more from Randy Bear’s article in The Rivard Report. (A breakdown of San Antonio City Council salary budget. From Pew Charitable Trusts’ interactive tool.)

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