We’re one week away from the start of early voting for San Antonio’s municipal election and the possibility of trans history being made.
No out Texas trans person has ever been elected to public office. While trans masculine and trans feminine people have won Democratic Party primaries, we still are waiting to break through that concrete ceiling and see a trans person win elective office in the Lone Star State.
Frankie Gonzales Wolfe is running for the District 8 city council seat in northwest San Antonio against an unpopular incumbent. The significance of this seat is that it not only sits in one of the most diverse areas of San Antonio, it has produced its share of people who have gone to enhanced leadership roles in Texas and the city of San Antonio.
Current mayor Ron Nirenberg once represented the district. Now Gonzales-Wolfe seeks to do so as her campaign continues to build momentum toward the May 4 election day .
She has my TransGriot endorsement, and hope that you can contribute to her historic campaign.
For those of you in the Alamo City, early voting for the civic elections starts on April 22 and runs until April 30. May 4 is election day. Make sure you’re registered so you can participate in making your voice heard at the ballot box.