SAN ANTONIO – For the primary time a number of a long time, two ladies will be a part of the male-dominated Bexar County Commissioners Courtroom.
A program supervisor with Metro Well being, Rebeca “Becky” Clay Flores, will characterize Precinct 1 as the primary lady of coloration on the Commissioners Courtroom.
Having unseated Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez, the precinct that features the west and south sides of San Antonio and Bexar County, can have its first new county commissioner in 15 years.
A advertising and marketing government and small enterprise proprietor for greater than 20 years, Trish DeBerry will characterize Precinct 3 on the north facet, succeeding Kevin Wolff, who served three phrases on the commissioners Courtroom.
Clay Flores, a Democrat, stated she’s conscious of the importance of her new position.
“My hope is that the work that I’m about to embark upon ensures that I often is the first however not the final,” Flores stated.
DeBerry, a Republican, stated she additionally acknowledges what her election means.
“However on the finish of the day, I don’t need to be recognized for being a girl on the courtroom,” DeBerry stated. “I need to be recognized for being a terrific commissioner and bringing a small enterprise wheelhouse to the desk to essentially get issues carried out and jumpstart the economic system.”
Harvard and Princeton-educated, Clay Flores, a graduate of Brackenridge Excessive College, stated that in her youth, she and her household endured homelessness and poverty.
“It’s these experiences that proceed to gas me to combat for a greater life for the constituents of their county,” Flores stated.
DeBerry has stated her enterprise prowess will assist her in doing what she will be able to as a county commissioner to help small companies decimated by the pandemic.
“I feel that’s a very powerful factor that we are able to do as we get better from a world pandemic,” DeBerry stated. “We have to do no matter we are able to to attempt to assist these people hold the doorways open.”
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