April 25


Glitter Political: Rebecca Viagran

Rebecca Viagran, candidate for San Antonio City Council District 3, is so noticeably uncomfortable with my video camera that I half-expect her to just get up and leave me on my own to an earlier-than-scheduled breakfast at El Sol Mexican Restaurant, a South Side staple located across the street from Harlandale High School. The neighborhood clientele chattering gives our impromptu shoot the feel of a built-in studio audience.

“I think community engagement is something that has always been a part of my family and my history, so it was just a natural thing to be a part of the community and the process,” she says.

Viagran was one of several applicants who sought the Council’s appointment to the D3 seat last year, after Jennifer Ramos left mid-term for an unsuccessful run against County Commissioner Chico Rodriguez. In this May’s election, she’s facing Leticia Ozuna, who won the appointment, and Gabriel Velasquez, who also competed for the open slot.

She turns her head and orders a cup of coffee from our waitress.

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