Watch and Listen to Your Future Mayor at Pints & Politics II

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The four major candidates – incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, former state Rep. Mike Villarreal, former County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte – came together again at the Pearl Stable Tuesday night for the Rivard Report’s second Pints & Politics mayoral forum. As the May 9 City Election approaches, forums like these have become more lively than the earlier, more introductory forums.

During this forum, the gloves came off and the audience took note – applauding, cheering, laughing and just one bout of booing and hissing. Watch the entire event in the video above, produced by former Rivard Report intern Don Dimick and his colleague Brian Sanchez.

(Read More: Pints & Politics II: Mayoral Candidates State Their Case at the Pearl Stable)

After the event, Robert Rivard conducted a short interview with three staff members from Overland Partners, an architecture firm nestled in the heart of the city which co-sponsored the event, to get a feel for their individual impressions of the candidates. Listen to a recap in the podcast below.

The Rivard Report organized the event with sponsors Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, who provided craft beer for the occasion, the Pearl, and Overland Partners.

*Featured/top image: (From left) Robert Rivard, Mayor Ivy Taylor, Tommy Adkisson, Mike Villarreal, and Leticia Van de Putte during Pints & Politics II at the Pearl Stable. Photo by Scott Ball.

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3 thoughts on “Watch and Listen to Your Future Mayor at Pints & Politics II

  1. People were right to boo and hiss.

    No matter how INTERIM Mayor Taylor tries to justify her decision to vote against the NDO, saying faith is an acceptable a reason for discriminating against the LGBT community is the same as denying black people space at lunch counters in the 60s. INTERIM Mayor Taylor needs to read the Bill of Rights, specifically the first one that separates church from state. Freedom from religion is just as important as freedom of religion.

    Ultimately, bigotry is bigotry and she isn’t fooling anyone.

    It will be a happy, frolicsome day when San Antonio’s voters show INTERIM Mayor Taylor the door. She never would have been selected by city council if she hadn’t lied about not planning to run for Mayor. If you watch the CCTV footage from that city council session, all of her peers justified her selection because she had promised not to run. Sure fooled them.


  2. I appreciate the discussion re: bus transit- but really. A rail system, at this point, needs to be the next step. The bus line is already obsolete.

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