Another S.A. politico joins mayoral race

Another S.A. politico joins mayoral race

Photo By BOB OWEN, Staff / San Antonio Express-News 

Former Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson

Tommy Adkisson, a former county commissioner, launched his race for San Antonio mayor Saturday with dozens of supporters who came out to block walk with the candidate.

Adkisson, who vacated his commissioner seat for an unsuccessful county judge bid last year, said he was now seeking the mayor’s post to improve city neighborhoods.

He also pledged to restore power to the office of mayor, and the council, that he said has been relinquished to City Manager Sheryl Sculley.

Adkisson said the city manager may “think that maybe she’s the boss of the council, and maybe we’ve allowed that mentality to seep into council proceedings, but really the mayor and council hire the city manager. End of discussion.”

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BY ALIA MALIK, STAFF WRITER

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