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President of the United States

What They Do: Commander in Chief of the military, oversees the national government, can sign or veto bills from Congress

About the Candidates
Do you support
raising taxes on people making over $250,000?
Do you support
protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
making college free for students from families making less than $125,000?
Do you support
decriminalizing offenses that pose no safety threat and that have historically targeted Black and Brown communities?
Do you support
taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
a woman's right to seek a safe, legal abortion?

Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party

Former Secretary of State, US Senator, Attorney.

Supported by

  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Service Employees International Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jill Stein

Green Party

Doctor, Fmr Lexington Town Meeting Rep.

Supported by

  • Dr. Cornel West
  • Medea Benjamin
  • Marc Lamont Hill

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party

Former Governor of New Mexico.

Supported by

  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Drew Carey
  • Former Gov. Jesse Ventura (I-MN)

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Donald Trump

Republican Party

Real Estate Developer and Reality TV Star.

Supported by

  • American Energy Alliance
  • National Border Patrol Council
  • National Rifle Association

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

San Antonio - Representative to U.S. Congress, District 23

What They Do: Makes and decides federal laws, representing citizens throughout Central and West Texas in the United States House of Representatives.

About the Candidates
Do you support
increasing the federal minimum wage to $12.50 per hour incrementally over a five-year period?
Do you support
reducing the cost of higher education by making college free for families who make less than $250,000 per year?
Do you support
comprehensive immigration reform including a path to citizenship and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
Do you support
federal laws protecting LGBT individuals from job and housing discrimination?
Do you support
federal legislation implementing automatic voter registration?

Pete Gallego

Democractic Party

Former Congressman Gallego represented District 23 in 2012 after serving in the Texas House of Representatives for over twenty years. Prior to his political career, he was a prosecutor and attorney at law.

Supported by

  • Texas American Labor Federation
  • Texas State Teachers Association
  • The Sierra Club (Lone Star Chapter)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Will Hurd

Republican Party

Congressman Hurd currently represents District 23 in the U.S. House of Representatives. A native of San Antonio, he served in the Central Intelligence Agency for nine years prior to working in cybersecurity sector. *Answers gathered from public statements, voting history, and interviews where available.

Supported by

  • National Rifle Association
  • Texas Association of Business
  • Texas Farm Bureau Federation

*No

*No Response

*No

*Yes

*No Response

San Antonio - State Representative, District 117

What They Do: Makes and decides laws in the Texas House of Representatives. Proposes, amends, and approves the state budget essential for the functioning of government agencies.

About the Candidates
Do you support
increasing the state minimum wage to $12.50 per hour incrementally over a five-year period?
Do you support
regulating and taxing pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
allowing student photo identification s to be used to comply with Texas' Voter Identification Law?
Do you support
reducing the cost of higher education by making college free for families who make less than $250,000 per year?
Do you support
state and local legislation protecting LGBT persons from employment and housing discrimination?

Philip Cortez

Democratic Party

Philip Cortez is a Captain in the Air Force Reserve and former member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 117.

Supported by

  • San Antonio Express-News
  • Texas American Federation of Teachers
  • Communications Workers of America

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rick Galindo

Republican Party

Rick Galindo is a risk management consultant and current member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 117.

Supported by

  • Texas Medical Association

No

No

Yes

No

No

San Antonio - Texas Senator, District 19

What They Do: Makes and decides laws in the Texas Senate. Proposes, amends, and approves the state budget essential for the functioning of government agencies.

About the Candidates
Do you support
increasing the state minimum wage to $12.50 per hour incrementally over a five-year period?
Do you support
regulating and taxing pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
allowing student photo identification s to be used to comply with Texas' Voter Identification Law?
Do you support
reducing the cost of higher education by making college free for families who make less than $250,000 per year?
Do you support
state and local legislation protecting LGBT persons from employment and housing discrimination?

Peter Flores

Republican Party

Peter Flores is currently affiliated with the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs and serves as a consultant and Executive Coach at the NACLEC Leadership Academy.

Supported by

  • No current endorsements.

No

No

No

No

No

Carlos Uresti

Democratic Party

Carlos Uresti is a Texas attorney and is currently representing District 19 as Texas State Senator.

Supported by

  • Texas American Federation of Labor
  • Texas Association of Business
  • Texas State Teachers Association

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

San Antonio - Bexar County Sheriff

What They Do: Chief law enforcement officer for the county, including judicial support and jail operations. Serves on the Elections Board, approving plans for voting logistics.

About the Candidates
Do you support
body cameras for all Sheriff deputy patrol officers?
Do you support
offering alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenses such as low-level drug possession?
Do you support
releasing general demographic report data for officer interactions, arrests, and use of force?
Do you support
mental illness evaluations to help prevent suicides in Bexar County Jail?
Do you support
online voter registration in Texas?

Susan Pamerleau

Republican Party

Susan Pamerleau is the incumbent Sheriff of Bexar County. Prior to this post, she served 32 years in the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of Major General, before retiring and becoming a Vice President for USAA.

Supported by

  • Young Republicans of Bexar County
  • Bexar County Republican Women
  • USAA Employee PAC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Javier Salazar

Democratic Party

Javier Salazar has been a member of the San Antonio Police Department for over 20 years in various roles, ultimately serving as the spokesperson.

Supported by

  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Bexar County Adult Probation Officers Association
  • Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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