Quick Clips: District 2 Candidate Forum by NOWCastSA

Scroll to the questions in the District 2 Candidate Forum, then click the link to jump to that spot in the video with the candidates answers. 

The District 2 Candidate Forum was hosted by NOWCastSA on April 10, 2021 and sponsored by your neighbors.

The participating candidates, in ballot order: Nneka “Miss Nneka” Cleaver, Walter E. Perry, Sr., Jada Andrews-Sullivan, Pharaoh J. Clark, Kristi Villanueva, Norris Tyrone Darden, Chris Dawkins, Dori Brown, Carl Booker, Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez.

Candidates Michael John Good and Andrew Fernandez Vicencio did not complete the AV required to participate in the event. 


Candidates’ opening statement: https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=179

Order of responses:

Nneka “Miss Nneka” Cleaver

Walter E. Perry, Sr.

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Pharaoh J. Clark

Kristi Villanueva

Norris Tyrone Darden

Chris Dawkins

Dori Brown

Carl Booker

Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez

1. As a city council person, one of your responsibilities is to appoint people to boards and commissions, including the Zoning Commission and the Historic Design and Review Commission. D2 has within its boundaries six historic districts and numerous designated landmarks which makes these positions critical. If you are elected, will you pledge to fill these seats with people who reside in the district and who have expertise and a passion for listening and learning? https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=1503

Order of responses:

Kristi Villanueva

Dori Brown

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Pharaoh Clark

Chris Dawkins

Norris Tyrone Darden

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Carl Booker

2. The City/County Commission on Elderly Affairs has a seat on the Commission for D2 that has been empty for five years. One in five San Antonians is a senior over 60 yrs. plus. What will you do to support the D2 seniors to have a voice and appoint a representative to this important Commission? Remember, we’re coming back in 6 months to check up on you. https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=2285

Order of responses:

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Norris Tyrone Darden

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Chris Dawkins

Kristi Villanueva

Carl Booker

Pharaoh Clark

Dori  Brown

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

3. District 2 is a large district and has many diverse neighborhoods. How many neighborhood meetings do you plan to attend (virtually, but not by sending a staffer) in your first six months in office? https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=2992

Order of responses:

Carl Booker

Pharaoh Clark

Chris Dawkins

Dori  Brown

Norris Tyrone Darden

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Kristi Villanueva

4. How will you ensure that neighborhood associations and the voices of residents are all part of the decision-making process? Remember, I need specific, measurable steps. https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=3460

Order of responses:

Pharaoh Clark

Norris Tyrone Darden

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Carl Booker

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Kristi Villanueva

Dori  Brown

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Chris Dawkins

5. District 2 seems to be ground zero for gentrification and development that leave long-time, low-income residents vulnerable and often displaced. What specific steps will you take to help them about that? https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=4743

Order of responses:

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Pharaoh Clark

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Carl Booker

Dori  Brown

Kristi Villanueva

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Chris Dawkins

Norris Tyrone Darden

6. Homelessness is a problem throughout San Antonio and in District 2. Give us three specific examples of things you will do to address this problem in your first six months on the job. https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=5615

Order of responses:

Chris Dawkins

Kristi Villanueva

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Pharaoh Clark

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Norris Tyrone Darden

Dori  Brown

Carl Booker

7. The East Side is struggling for help with all the violence what can you do to slow down the shootings? What is your vision for addressing the violence on the east side and for rebuilding this community? Give me specifics that you will take to start addressing this in your first six months in office. https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=6362

Order of responses:

Norris Tyrone Darden

Chris Dawkins

Carl Booker

Kristi Villanueva

Dori  Brown

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Pharaoh Clark

8. What’s the most recent book you have read? You have 30 seconds. https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=7119

Order of responses:

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Dori  Brown

Kristi Villanueva

Chris Dawkins

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Carl Booker

Pharaoh Clark

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Norris Tyrone Darden

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

9. What is your position on police accountability and the police contract? https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=7534

Order of responses:

Dori  Brown

Kristi Villanueva

Jalen McKee-Rodriquez

Norris Tyrone Darden

Walter E. Perry Sr.

Chris Dawkins

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Pharaoh Clark

Carl Booker: https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=8340

10. Candidates’ closing statements: https://youtu.be/egaqyoy20l0?t=8237

Order of responses:

Nneka “Miss Nneka” Cleaver

Walter E. Perry, Sr.

Jada Andrews-Sullivan

Pharaoh J. Clark

Kristi Villanueva

Norris Tyrone Darden

Chris Dawkins

Dori Brown

Carl Booker

Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez