Brockhouse Issues Debate Challenge to Mayor Nirenberg
Updated: Mar 15
Demands Minimum of Five Debates Across City Before Early Voting
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Today San Antonio mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse issued a debate challenge to Mayor Ron Nirenberg, to ensure that both candidates answer tough questions for the benefit of the voters before early voting begins on Apr. 19. On February 12, Nirenberg campaign chairman Gilberto Ocañas told The San Antonio Report that Nirenberg would not agree to any debates, saying, “What would be the reason to do a debate?”
“Public debates are a responsibility that candidates for public office have to every voter,” said Brockhouse. “It is shameful, cowardly, and undemocratic for Ron Nirenberg and his mouthpiece to arrogantly claim he is ‘too busy’ to respect the voters enough to answer tough questions in a debate. Ron cannot run from accountability. Ron cannot run from his failures to prepare for the winter storm and his absence during it. Ron cannot run from unconscionably failing to defend our police officers. Ron Nirenberg may think he is entitled to serving as Mayor, but he must earn it, just like me. San Antonio residents deserve debates and we will demand them.”
In a letter to Nirenberg campaign chairman Gilberto Ocañas today, Brockhouse campaign senior adviser Matt Mackowiak challenged the Nirenberg campaign to accepting a minimum of five debates, held with independent organizations as sponsors and independent journalists and community leaders as moderators. The letter is below and attached.
Greg Brockhouse was elected to the City Council in 2017 and previously served the city in several senior roles for other members of the City Council. He served in the U.S. Air Force for nine years. He is a graduate of Texas State University.
Learn more about Greg Brockhouse and his campaign by visiting http://www.GregBrockhouse.com.
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