2011 San Antonio mayoral election

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San Antonio mayoral election, 2011
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Candidate Julian Castro Will McLeod
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 34,309 2,846
Percentage 81.44% 6.76%

Mayor before election

Julian Castro

Elected Mayor

Julian Castro

On May 14, 2011, the city of San Antonio, Texas held an election to choose who would serve as Mayor of San Antonio for a two year term to expire in 2013. Julian Castro, the incumbent Mayor, was re-elected with over 81% of the vote, earning a second term.


Julian Castro, who was first elected mayor in the 2009 mayoral election, opted to seek re-election as mayor. The three main challengers that challenged him in 2009 (Trish DeBerry-Mejia, Diane Cibrian and Sheila McNeil), opted not to seek a re-match, and at the closing of the filing period, faced only four challengers. [1]



On May 14, 2011, the election for Mayor was held. Julian Castro secured re-election with over 81% of the vote, thus negating the need of a runoff election (which would have been required if no candidate got 50%+1 of all votes cast). [1]

San Antonio Mayor, 2011
Regular election, May 14, 2011
Candidate Votes % ±
Julian Castro 34,309 81.44% +25.21%
Will McLeod 2,846 6.76%
Rhett R. Smith 2,153 5.11% +4.17%
James Rodriguez 1,675 3.98%
Michael "Commander" Idrogo 1,145 2.72% +2.23%
Turnout 42,128 5.66%*

* Vote percentage include all of Bexar County with a total of 10,538 either voting in another municipal election, casting a spoiled vote or casting no ballot for San Antonio mayor.


  1. ^ a b Baugh, Josh (May 17, 2011). "Castro wins re-election in a stroll". San Antonio Express-News. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e https://www.bexar.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/7502