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Three Democratic LGBT candidates fail to win needed primary votes
QSanAntonio, Updated: March 6, 2014

Three of the four San Antonio LGBT candidates who were running for office in the March 4 Democratic primary failed to garner enough votes to compete in the May runoff or the November general election.

The face-off for district attorney, in which openly lesbian attorney Therese Huntzinger lost to Nicholas (Nico) LaHood by a margin of only 50 votes, came as a shock for LGBT voters because early voting totals showed Huntzinger ahead by 500 votes. That lead eroded during the course of the evening and Huntzinger eventually lost the race with 49 percent of the vote.

Despite the vote count on election day, Huntzinger may still win the race. On March 5, the San Antonio Express-News reported that there are 23 outstanding military ballots for the Democratic party that have not been counted yet and there are still 275 bags of provisional ballots to be verified. The final vote count may not come until Tuesday, March 11.

In the race for county clerk, two gay candidates, Chris Forbrich and Allen Castro were edged out by Suzanne de Leon (35 percent) and Cassandra Littlejohn (26 percent) who will compete in the runoffs in May.

Castro came in third with 22 percent of the votes while Forbrich came in last in the four-way race with 15 percent of the votes. Many in the community thought Forbrich would win especially since he had been endorsed by the San Antonio Express-News.

Rosie Gonzalez

Democrat Rosie Gonzalez, a lesbian attorney who ran unopposed for Judge County Court at Law No. 13, will be the only Democratic LGBT candidate vying for office in the November election. She will compete against either Crystal Chandler or Joe Hoelscher depending on which of the two wins the Republican runoff in May.

Gonzalez, who has a family law practice in San Antonio, is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. Additionally, she has a long established history of coordinating campaigns and consulting for women candidates.

Annettte Anderson

One openly bisexual candidate, Annette Anderson, will be competing in November for Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 2 as a Libertarian.

Anderson lists no occupation or past work experience on her web site. She says she was a "military brat" who graduated from James Madison High School in SanAntonio in 1989. She has two children and has been married three times.

Good will Huntzinger and the Democratic divide
By Jade Esteban Estrada, San Antonio Current, March 12, 2014
Many would agree that the most dramatic local contest from last week’s mostly lukewarm primary elections was the climactic clash between defense attorneys Nico LaHood and Therese Huntzinger in the Democratic primary for Bexar County District Attorney.

Democratic nominee for DA still up in the air
Express-News, March 6, 2014
With a 50-vote lead, Nicholas “Nico” LaHood went to bed Tuesday night believing he'd won a tight primary race to become the Democratic nominee for district attorney. But the fight isn't over. LaHood's slim lead over Therese Huntzinger may not be enough once military and provisional ballots are counted.

Local LGBT candidates vie for voter's support
QSanAntonio, December 14, 2013
Now that the filing deadline has passed for the March 2014 primaries, five LGBT candidates, four Democrats and one Libertarian, have thrown their hats into the ring in hopes of garnering the needed votes to go on to the November election.