Incumbent San Antonio Mayor Loses Election Runoff

San Antonio city council member Ron Nirenberg is the city's new mayor after defeating incumbent Ivy Taylor in a runoff.

The 40-year-old Nirenberg took 55 percent of the vote Saturday in Texas' second-largest city.

Taylor is ousted after a single two-year term. The 46-year-old had been appointed mayor in 2014 after saying she wouldn't seek election, then successfully ran for election the following year.

Nirenberg had criticized Taylor for failing to address a rising violent crime rate in the city of nearly 1.5 million people.

Voters also have replaced a majority of the city council, with six new members on the 10-person panel.

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