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Runoff Election- Early Voting: May 20th-May 24th / Election Day: May 28th 

Precinct 1 deserves a leader who cares and Dr. Amanda Gonzalez is that leader 

Dr. Amanda Gonzalez was born and raised in the heart of Precinct 1 on the Westside of San Antonio. Growing up on the Westside has taught Amanda many important lessons, none more important than knowing to help those around you when they need it, and protect everyone as if they are family, because they are. 


Amanda has hard work, dedication, love for her country, and respect for law enforcement instilled in her by her parents, who are proud public servants. Their guidance and support from the rest of her family made it possible for Amanda to obtain the highest level of education. In high school at Incarnate Word, her dedication and perseverance were honed through academics and a love for running. Later, Amanda went on to study at Baylor University where she earned her degree in Political Science. Amanda returned to San Antonio, and while working, she attended St. Mary’s University and received a Master of Arts in International Relations.




Dr. Gonzalez has been an advocate and leader in education policy for years. While working in the Texas Legislature, she provided key insight and research for the House Committee on Public Education. Amanda knows that education is the key to improving people’s lives, and she will continue to work to protect teachers and students. This love for community and education is why Amanda pushed to get her doctorate in Educational Leadership Policy from Texas Tech. Amanda knows the value of education and wants to ensure everyone in Precinct 1 has the same opportunities she did.


Amanda has tirelessly worked to ensure families were able to stay in their homes. While working for the Bexar County Property Tax Office, Dr. Gonzalez worked to ensure families paid what was owed, and nothing more. Amanda saw how seniors and working families needed help protesting taxes, so she decided to roll her up her sleeves and help them. This is what Amanda does, work to find solutions.

With a mission to fight inequities, Amanda was appointed by the Texas Education Agency to serve on the Board of Managers for Edgewood Independent School District in 2016. As a Board member, Dr. Gonzalez focused on fiscal responsibility, increasing access to resources for students and families, and helping guide Edgewood ISD into modern education.


Currently, Dr. Amanda serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit organization Blue Cares. In her role, Dr. Gonzalez works to increase access to resources for community members and improve relations with non-profits, faith-based organizations, and law enforcement all in an attempt to make San Antonians lives better.


At her core, Dr. Amanda Gonzalez believes in working to improve people's lives one act at a time. As your Precinct 1 County Commissioner, Amanda will use that same philosophy to make your neighborhoods safer, improve your streets, sidewalks and drainage, and keep property taxes affordable. 

In the Community

Policy Priorities 

Public Safety

Living in a safe community should be a right, not a privilege. Unfortunately, in today’s world, an uptick in crime has overwhelmed our law enforcement agencies. With a high demand for law enforcement officers patrolling our streets, our current funding structure at Commissioners Court does not allow for increasing the number of law enforcement deputies to meet our population demand. Without sufficient law enforcement, families will not be safe in their neighborhoods and businesses won't be able to reach their full potential.When elected, Amanda plans on changing this. Public safety is a top priority for Amanda and she will work tirelessly to ensure that law enforcement and the jail stay fully funded and capable of protecting our community. Amanda knows the importance of making sure that those who protect us have the necessary resources to do their jobs.

Property Taxes

Homes provide a safe haven and comfort for families to grow and thrive. With increasing property taxes in Bexar County, staying in your home is harder than ever before. We need someone who will fight for property tax relief–that’s why Amanda supports finding creative solutions to help homeowners. When elected, Amanda will advocate at all levels of government for more property tax relief and will dedicate County resources to helping homeowners lower their tax bills. 

Efficient & Productive Representation In County Government

Representation matters, but without accessibility to our representatives, our neighborhoods are left in the dark. While attending neighborhood meetings many residents have expressed that they feel neglected by their current representation. Amanda plans on ensuring that constituents have access to her by attending meetings and hosting events where you tell her what is needed. Amanda knows that without your input, she can’t be effective.  Amanda has a track record of working together with communities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to help develop policies that minimize current resource gaps. She plans to use her expertise to have discussions with the goal of building more resilient families in our neighborhoods. 

Workforce Development

Building a skilled workforce is not only good for the economy, but also for families. More job opportunities in the southwest part of Bexar County will show the rich culture of our community and create a sustainable pathway for economic development. Whether it's our military veterans, recent college graduates, or more often our families that are struggling to make ends meet, Amanda knows that we need to improve our job opportunities for all levels of employment. By building relationships with public and private companies to attract more jobs and partnerships with Bexar County, Amanda will work to ensure we start to close the employment gap and continue to improve hiring opportunities in Bexar County.


Mental Health

Having access to mental health resources is instrumental in improving the overall well-being of our community. Increasing accessibility to mental health enables individuals to react to life’s challenges with resilience. But unfortunately, in today’s society suicide ranks among one of the top leading causes of death in the U.S. and in Bexar County. Amanda supports increasing funding for mental health resources that can provide accessibility to individuals before a crisis occurs through investments to school districts and pre-crisis programs. By increasing awareness of mental health resources in schools we can help identify and support student mental health. Providing additional funding for pre-crisis programs can direct families to adequate and appropriate mental health services.


Public Health

​While the Northern Part of Precinct 1 is continuing to see growth and access to medical clinics, the same cannot be said for the southern part of the precinct. Unfortunately, a rash decision has led to the closure of a much needed hospital, causing City and County officials to find ways to provide access to medical care for some of our most vulnerable residents. Amanda will work to not only open a new hospital facility but push to make necessary improvements to the old building and increase partnerships with medical groups to make care more affordable and accessible. Amanda knows what its like to not be able to access a health facility, a feeling she will work to ensure no individual in her precinct feels.

Streets, Sidewalks and Drainage

​Throughout the precinct road improvements are necessary. Precinct 1 is home to the ever booming northern part of Culebra and the developing southside of Bexar County. While growth is good, managed growth is better. Amanda will work to ensure that our roadways, sidewalks and drainage needs are met throughout precinct 1. No one wants to drive on unsafe roads, and there is no need to. Through growth management, smart investment and strategic improvements, Amanda will make precinct 1 the best precinct to live in.



Community Leaders & Elected Officials

  • Hon. Ricardo Moreno, President- Harlandale Independent School District
    Hon. Norma Cavazos- Trustee, Harlandale Independent School District

  • Hon. Juan Mancha-Trustee, Harlandale Independent School District

  • Hon. Tomas Uresti, Former State Representative

  • Jose Gallegos, President- Thompson Neighborhood Association

  • Angelita Olvera- President-Keep South San Proud Neighborhood Association

  • Mary Ann Ramos, Precinct Chair

  • Jeannette Hernandez, Precinct Chair

  • Pete Gonzales, Community Leader

  • Dante Smalls, Community Leader/Past President Bexar County Young Democrats

  • Jose Carrasquillo, Community Leader



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