As Bexar County continues to expand and its population grows, political issues become increasingly relevant. Analysts suggest that if Republicans continue to make gains in Latino communities, it could have a major effect on the national political landscape. In Bexar County, Democrats have been winning seats but losing votes. This could be due to the idea of a “Latino vote” dissipating in favor of other identities and political affiliations.
Lucy Adame-Clark, Bexar County Clerk, is responsible for the Central Department of Civil Archiving. Monica Ramirez Alcántara, president of the Bexar County Democratic Party, has stated that their primary objective is to attract as many voters as possible. On the other hand, Jeff McManus, president of the Bexar County Republican Party, has said they focus on crime, inflation and “integrity”. The displacement of Bexar County was less than that of other counties along the border, but it was still in the same direction.
Orlando Sanchez, founder of Texas Latino Conservatives, believes this shift is “totally organic” and has nothing to do with the efforts of the state Republican Party. Cassy Garcia and Trish DeBerry are two examples of candidates who ran for office in Bexar County. Garcia ran for Texas's 28th Congressional District while DeBerry ran for a Bexar County executive position. The number of Latino voters who voted for Republican President Donald Trump in the Rio Grande Valley is also evident in Bexar County, although to a lesser extent. For those looking to obtain a marriage license in Bexar County, contact the County Clerk's Office at (2) 335-2221 or visit their webpage for more information.