San Antonio – William “Cruz” Shaw was elected to San Antonio’s City Council for District 2 in June 2017. Now it is his turn in the seat to try to make a difference in San Antonio’s District 2. He is the lone Black voice representing African-Americans at San Antonio City Hall. A native of Houston, Texas, William H. (“Cruz”) Shaw III has a passion for helping people in his community. This passion is reflected in his educational, professional, and public service pursuits. “Over the past year, I have spent a lot of time visiting with residents from all across the District about the vision and direction for our community and they have a lot to say,” he said during the campaign. “I’m running for City Council to make sure those voices are heard.” Background He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, with a focus on juvenile corrections. In 2009, … [Read more...] about William “Cruz” Shaw- San Antonio District 2
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click to enlarge City of San Antonio District 2 Councilman William Cruz Shaw Councilman William Cruz Shaw said he'll seek re-election in 2019, despite the rumors crisscrossing Council District 2 that he's frustrated with City Hall and looking to bow out. Shaw kept it short: "I'm running." Representing the East Side, the first-term councilman scored in the fall when city council approved a master development agreement for the $62-million redevelopment of city-owned Redberry Mansion. But he's also taken heat for not backing opponents of developer Mitch Meyer's proposed apartment next to the Hays Street Bridge. When City Manager Sheryl Sculley approved the controversial project in March, albeit with several conditions, she overruled the Historic and Design Review Commission and inflamed community activists fighting the project. Shaw has largely kept quiet about the move. In the meantime, a potential rival has surfaced. Salena Santibáñez, who owns a construction … [Read more...] about Councilman Shaw Says He’s Running in 2019 – But Probably Not Without a Fight
By Mike Allen ( [email protected]; @mikeallen), with Daniel Lippman ( [email protected]; @dlippman) SPECULATION GROWS ABOUT BOEHNER’S FUTURE – “Congress passes one-week DHS fix: The last-minute move comes after House Republicans dealt a humiliating defeat to John Boehner,” by Seung Min Kim, John Bresnahan and Anna Palmer, with Lauren French and Jake Sherman: “The 11th-hour move came after dozens of House Republicans dealt a humiliating defeat to ... Boehner ... and other GOP leaders. Conservatives teamed up with Democrats to shoot down a Boehner-backed measure that would have funded DHS for three weeks. Story Continued Below “Boehner’s allies are concerned after Friday’s setback that his critics inside the Republican Conference may try to oust him as speaker if — as expected — he puts a long-term DHS funding bill on the House floor next week. While Boehner shrugs off such speculation, close friends believe such a move … [Read more...] about CRITICS MAY RENEW EFFORT TO OUST BOEHNER — BEST QUOTE OF CPAC — ISIS VIDEO of smashed art ‘incorporates extensive fabrication’ – B’DAY: Jack Abramoff, Pete Williams, Krugman, Mahtesian, Miki King
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Story Continued Below Good Wednesday morning. GAME CHANGE? “South Carolina evangelicals coalescing around Cruz: Following his Iowa script, Texas senator reaps support as Carson appears to fade,” by Katie Glueck: “[T]here are signs that the same Christian conservatives-focused approach Cruz used to surge in Iowa, largely at Carson's expense, is making him a formidable candidate in South Carolina, … a state in which 65 percent of Republican primary voters in 2012 identified themselves in exit polls as ‘born-again or evangelical Christians.’” http://politi.co/1R9vP5t SIREN – “Republicans fear Trump could jeopardize control of Congress,” by Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer: “With the Iowa caucuses just 55 days away, Republicans are beginning to see Trump as a dire threat to their majorities on Capitol Hill. … From … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by General Motors — GOP CHAOS: House, Senate fear big losses if Trump tops ticket – BEN SMITH’s new Trump policy – CRUZ Iowa strategy working in S.C. – THE AGENDA launches Cyber Issue — DIANE REHM retiring after election
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Story Continued Below JUST POSTED – “Inside Trump’s ‘privatized mercenary force’: The security team that patrols the billionaire’s rallies has a history of rough tactics, allegations of profiling,” by Ken Vogel and Brianna Gurciullo, intern for Politico Magazine: “A POLITICO investigation revealed that Trump has assembled a privately funded security and intelligence force with a far wider reach than other campaigns’ private security operations: tracking and rooting out protesters, patrolling campaign events and supplementing the Secret Service’s protection ... “The investigation ― which utilized [FEC] reports, state licensing records, court filings and interview accounts or testimony from more than a dozen people who’ve crossed paths with Trump’s security ― found that the tactics of Trump’s … [Read more...] about PACKER TUESDAY: Polls see big night for Cruz, Bern – TRUMP PRIVATE SECURITY raises instead of defusing tensions – HILLARY CAMPAIGN talks up her stamina — SHERYL SANDBERG touted for Disney CEO – ‘RING’ cycle to D.C.