With Julian Castro headed to Washington DC to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration it's quite possible that San Antonio could get it's first African American mayor.
Councilwoman Ivy Taylor is considered a front runner to become mayor on an interim basis. Ivy R. Taylor was elected to serve as the District 2 Councilperson on June 13, 2009 and was re-elected to serve a third term on May 11, 2013. Ms. Taylor is a wife, mom and City Planner.
Taylor has said that if she serves as interim mayor she will not run for the position when elections are held in 2015.
Ms. Taylor obtained a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. In 1992, she received a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University.