May 01, 2008
Cibrian in '09?

Looks like the San Antonio Mayor's race for 2009 has gotten underway.

District 8 Councilwoman Diane Cibrian announced her intent to run for Mayor of San Antonio on WOAI's San Antonio Living Show with Host Leslie Bohl Jones, April 23rd, Wednesday morning during a 10:30 segment on Fiesta.

Or maybe not.

District 8 Councilwoman Diane Cibrian clarified that she did not announce her candidacy this morning on the "What's Happenin" segment of SA Living with Leslie Bohl Jones.

"I would never make that announcement without my daughter by my side," Cibrian told me by phone about five minutes ago.

Cibrian said she had no plans to make any announcement on the show this morning, "But Leslie asked me about my medal."

Well, technically.

As Jones pins Cibrian's medal onto her own lapel, Cibrian says coyly, "And I'll tell you, some folks have been talking about my medal, Leslie."

Jones asks, "Okay, what's going on?"

Cibrian points out that her medal says "Diane Cibrian in '09" across the bottom, and says (haven't we heard this one before?) that she ain't running for Rey Feo.

"So what does that mean?" asks the probing reporter.

"I'm thinking about running for mayor!" Cibrian exclaims, a huge grin on her face.

That sure sounds like an announcement to me. The clip is here, so you can judge for yourself. All I know is that under a saner system of city governance, current Mayor Phil Hardberger would be running for a third term, but San Antonio's ludicrous term limits law doesn't allow that. Dig Deeper Texas has more.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 01, 2008 to Election 2009
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