Rosie Castro running for retiring board member Ana Sandoval

Rosie Castro, civil rights activist and matriarch of the Castro family, is seeking the remaining term for outgoing San Antonio City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval.

Billy Calzada, Staff/Staff Photographer

After San Antonio 7th District Councilwoman Ana Sandoval announced her resignation on Tuesday, January 17, the potential applicant announced his name in the ring to fill the remainder of the term. Rosie Castrocivil rights activist and mother of former mayor Julián Castro and current congressman Joaquin Castro, announced she was interested in taking Sandoval’s seat on Wednesday, January 18.

In a statement, Sandoval said that “While the service has been satisfying, it is now time for me to turn my attention to personal matters, including my new family. Over the past year and a half, my personal responsibilities have grown, and now it’s time for me to make sure I’m giving them the attention they need.”

Sandoval said her last day on the council would be January 29. She said she would start a new job at University Health.

Hoping to fill the remainder of her term, Rosie said in a Facebook post that she would seek a council appointment. She noted that she did not intend to run in the May elections.

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