TOP congratulates progressives Jalen McKee-Rodriguez & Teri Castillo on re-election to San Antonio City Council

The following statements are from TOP members in Bexar County in response to TOP-endorsed candidates Jalen McKee-Rodriguez (Dist. 2) and Teri Castillo (Dist. 5) handily winning re-election to San Antonio City Council:

Dr. Doshie Piper of San Antonio, TOP Board President:

“In the face of vicious attacks on his identity this election, Jalen McKee-Rodrigeuz is proudly returning to San Antonio City Hall and is ready to continue delivering results for all District 2 residents — no matter their age, race, or background. From his first campaign to now, TOP has supported Jalen as he has championed progressive policies to improve the lives of San Antonians, ranging from housing and policing reforms to infrastructure investments. We know more is on the horizon for District 2, as Jalen remains committed to defending the rights of constituents while fighting for bold and equitable solutions to advance our city.”

Elizabeth Davila of San Antonio, TOP member:

“Fresh off a dominant election night, Teri Castillo is prepared to get back to work at City Hall and fight for everyday San Antonians. TOP has seen firsthand Teri’s passion for serving District 5 and her level of attentiveness when it comes to ensuring constituents’ needs are heard. Our city is in need of more knowledgeable, people-powered leaders like Teri who want to build a future where all residents can live free and thrive. We are proud to have helped her win re-election and look forward to continuing to work with her to win more progressive change to improve quality of life in San Antonio.”


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TOP organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris, Bexar, and Fort Bend counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit

This statement was sent out May 6, 2023.