SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro faces six challengers Saturday as he seeks a third term in office.
Castro, whose twin brother is Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, was looking for a repeat of his performance two years ago. That's when he took more than 80 percent of the vote in a five-person race. He would need 50 percent of the vote plus one to avoid a runoff.
This year, he's challenged by concert security officer Sergio Falcon, navy veteran Michael Idrogo, private security officers Rhett R. Smith and Jesus G. Reyes, community organizer Irma Rosas and semiretired Raymond Zavala.
Castro was first elected in 2009 to what's officially a nonpartisan office and gained prominence with his keynote address at last summer's Democratic National Convention.