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Candidates for City Council District 9: Joe Krier, Bert Cecconi, Donald Oroian, Corey Clark and Weston Martinez.

Stonewall Dems to host candidate forum
QSanAntonio, April 9, 2014

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio will be hosting a Candidate Endorsement Forum at their regular membership meeting on Monday, April 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fiesta Room of Luby's Cafeteria, 911 N. Main Avenue.

The purpose of this meeting is to hear from candidates who have filed for the May 10 special election.

The main event on election day will be the race for City Council District 9. The incumbent, Joe Krier, who was appointed to replace Elisa Chan last year, will face four opponents.

Krier's challengers are: Ret. Air Force Col. Bert Cecconi, a retired dentist; Donald Oroian, a civil engineer; Corey Clark, owner of TrueCare Lawn Service; and Weston Martinez, a corporate design engineer at AT&T who led the failed effort to recall Mayor Julian Castro and City Councilman Diego Bernal after the passage of the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

Also on the ballot is voting for Alamo Colleges board of trustees and local school district boards.

Three seats on the Alamo Colleges board of trustees have drawn eight candidates. Voters in Alamo Colleges' single-member Districts 4, 8 and 9 will pick trustees for a six-year term.

There will also be voting for local school board elections for Northeast Independent School District, District 2 and Southwest Independent School District, At-Large.

Each of these candidates have been invited to attend the Stonewall forum and to complete and submit a candidate questionnaire.

After Stonewall members hear from all the candidates, they will caucus to vote on the endorsements.

To be eligible to vote on these endorsements, you must have been a member for at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Lapsed members, whose dues are less than a year in arrears, may renew their membership at the time of the endorsement meeting and will be eligible to vote.

The Candidate Forum is open to the public the voting session is for Stonewall members only.



No questionnaire, no Stonewall endorsement for Wendy Davis
QSanAntonio, January 27, 2014
The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio stuck to their rules and voted not to endorse Wendy Davis for Governor because she did not fill out a questionnaire prior to the group's candidate forum on January 26.

Stonewall Dems’ endorsements: Rules matter more than candidate records
By Randy Bear, Rivard Report, January 29, 2014
Most candidates will make an effort to win endorsements. They might make a difference. So it’s no surprise that a majority of candidates seeking local office usually fill out mandatory questionnaires and attend the endorsement forum with the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio, an LGBT group affiliated with the Democratic Party.

Why didn’t the San Antonio Stonewall Democrats endorse Wendy Davis?
San Antonio Current, January 27, 2014
In the process of backing their favorite political players, the Stonewall Dems failed to endorse anyone vying for (arguably) the most notable race in the state— a Texas gubernatorial candidate.

Photos: Stonewall Democrats Endorsement Forum
QSanAntonio Facebook Album, January 26, 2014
About 50 candidates competing in the Democratic Primary came to the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio Endorsement Forum on January 26.

Democrats to seek Stonewall endorsements at candidate forum
QSanAntonio, January 23, 2014
Approximately 70 statewide and local candidates who are running in the March 4 Democratic primary will be seeking the endorsement of the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio at their candidate forum slated for Sunday, January 26.