Activist Hopes to Become First Transgender S.A. Council Member

Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe

The San Antonio municipal elections are still five months off, but already the race is getting interesting.

Northwest side community activist and political consultant Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe today announced that she will announce her platform later this week in a race to become the first transgender individual on San Antonio City Council.

Gonzales-Wolfe is a veteran political consultant who has worked on many campaigns in the city over the past two decades.

Gonzales-Wolfe will unveil her platform for City Council District 8, on the city's northwest side, at a town hall meeting later this week, but she says of her candidacy in the diverse district 'my identity is a colorful tapestry.'

"I am a proud transgender woman, married to a wonderful Air Force veteran. I am also a proud Latina, and a lifelong San Antonian. My decades in District 8 have formed me into who I am today, someone who values equality, diversity and empathy but who also demands accountability, honesty and integrity," she said in a statement.

She says she and her supporters will 'put the unity back in our community.'

Current District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez, who succeeded Ron Nirenberg when Nirenberg ran for mayor in 2017, has not announced his plans, but he is widely expected to seek re-election in what is expected to be a crowded field.

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