The Mayor and the Judge - San Antonio Book Festival
May 21, 2022

The Mayor and the Judge

  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  •    |   Location of Session: Hawn Holt Family Auditorium
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 11:30 AM
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

In The Mayor and The Judge, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff fought to keep citizens safe at a time when the country was largely divided by political mayhem and disinformation. Including personal accounts of his family’s reaction, the impact of the COVID-19, and the death of his best friend, The Mayor and The Judge captures how a pandemic hit too close to home.

This session will be recorded by C-SPAN’s Book-TV and aired at a later date.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Judge Nelson W. Wolff will be unable to participate in this SABF session. 

About the Authors

Mayor Ron Nirenberg - The San Antonio Book Festival

Mayor Ron Nirenberg

Ron Nirenberg is the mayor of San Antonio, which has the 7th largest population in the United States and is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. Under his leadership as mayor, the city has adopted an equity framework in budgeting to reduce poverty, improve public health, and overcome historical socioeconomic inequality. He is focused on making key investments necessary to accommodate San Antonio’s growth, which is expected to nearly double the city’s population by 2040. This forward-looking approach drives the mayor’s vision of a compassionate community with a globally competitive economy.Mayor Nirenberg is the first San Antonio Mayor of Asian Pacific Islander descent. His mother is Filipino and his paternal grandparents were immigrants from Eastern Europe who passed through Ellis Island. He and his wife, First Lady Erika Prosper, are the proud parents of their son, Jonah.


Mayor Ron Nirenberg - The San Antonio Book Festival

David Martin Davies

David Martin Davies is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico. He is the host of Texas Public Radio’s daily news program “The Source” and the syndicated weekly news magazine “Texas Matters.” Davies’ journalism has been recognized with two national Edward R. Murrow awards. He is the author of “San Antonio Secret History” and co-author of “San Antonio 365, Today in History.”

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