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Mayoral Candidates Answer Business Questions on Chamber’s Live KLRN Forum



Candidatos a la Alcaldía de SA Manifiestan Ideas en KLRN


Four mayoral candidates, selected by The Chamber’s Board of Directors, participated in a live, televised Mayoral Candidate Forum presented by The Chamber and sponsored by Raba-Kistner. The event that aired on KLRN last Thursday provided the community a closer look at each candidate’s priorities regarding transportation, workforce, higher education and economic development.


Councilwoman Sheila McNeil, Councilwoman Diane Cibrian, former Councilman Julian Castro and business owner Trish DeBerry-Mejia answered questions for 60 minutes in front of a live audience of civic and business leaders. Some of the city’s most influential leaders assisted with the event. Howard Peak, former mayor of San Antonio, moderated the discussion, and panelists Steve Seidel (KCI), Lynda de la Vina (UTSA) and Steve Spriester (KSAT 12) asked the questions.

“We needed to find out where the candidates really stand on business issues because the next Mayor will have to find a way to sustain a strong economy in San Antonio during the economic downturn that is affecting everyone,” Chamber President & CEO Richard Perez said. “San Antonio is coming off of some of our greatest years in economic development, and we see this election as critical for our future.”

Every candidate running for office in the May election has been presented with a series of questions provided by Chamber members, regarding economic development, job creation and retention; emergency services; education; water; transportation; energy and city budget and finance.

Mayoral Candidates DeBerry-Mejia, Castro, and McNeil have responded. If you would like to review their answers, visit the site here.

In addition to the Mayoral Forum, The Chamber has hosted three City Council Candidate Forums, and two more are scheduled. Click here to see the schedule.