San Antonio – San Antonio mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse drew sharp contrasts from Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Wednesday evening during KSAT, the San Antonio Report and the Bexer Facts Forum.
After losing to Nirenberg in 2019, the former District 6 councilor is expecting better results this time in a crowded race which has 14 candidates. But Brockhouse faced a fiercer fight than before – not only is he displeased with the Nenberg campaign, but he doesn’t have the support of police and fire unions like he did two years ago.
Despite this, he is confident in his opportunities, he said.
“Look, the rank and file of firefighters and police officers support me a lot,” Brockhouse said. “I don’t worry about that. I am going to be the mayor of the entire city of San Antonio. “
The candidate instead focused on conveying his message directly to voters because Nirenberg has refused to argue with him.
“It is unfortunate that he is a dissident and disrespecting voters in this way,” Brockhouse said.
Regarding the policy, Brockhouse said he would have handled the mayor’s epidemic.
“What I’ve done is never gonna shut down the city of San Antonio,” Brockhouse said.
Although he said he may have followed science, Brokehouse also said he would not have “mandatory mask to promote.”
While Nienberg has refused to take a public stance on Proposition B, which would undo police collective bargaining rights, Brockhouse came out strongly against it.
“This is an important and monumental decision whatever you see on the future of San Antonio … Ron Nenberg is refusing to take a position. So he is serving a leadership role and calls where he stands. Is doing. Brokehouse said that citizens want leadership.
Brockhouse tried to find common ground on policing, saying that you could support the police and Black Lives Matter.
“I think you can take care of young men and women of color and keep them out of jail, as well as recognize that we can have a fantastic police department,” he said.
Asked if there is systematic racism in policing, Brockhouse said no.
“I do not believe that we are an orderly racist or broken society, and we will stand up in this nation about the amazing people we have” said Brushouse. “I believe we have a system that needs to be fixed that respects and respects people of color and ensures that they treat everyone equally.”
In his final pitch to voters, Brockhouse said he could accept that he did not have all the answers, but that he would be ready to serve Antonio.
“I know how great we are if we bring the team together, we can accomplish it,” he said.
Early voting will begin on April 19.
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