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SAN ANTONIO: Homophobic City Council Member Elisa Chan Resigns

San Antonio City Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who was secretly recorded making anti-gay comments in advance of that city's vote on an anti-discrimination bill, has resigned in order to run for the Texas state legislature.
In a letter to Mayor Julián Castro and council members, Chan said she was proud of San Antonio and “what we have accomplished.” She reflected on her five years on council, saying: “I have done my best to represent the conservative values of these fine people. The people of this district take an active role in deciding policy, giving their input, volunteering their time and listening to the views of their neighbors,” she wrote. The date was chosen out of an abundance of caution, said Murphy, adding that Chan wanted to make sure there was ample time to pick her successor. She'll resign before council votes on a proposed rate increase for CPS Energy, scheduled for Nov. 7.
Chan plans to challenge a local Tea Party incumbent. (Tipped by JMG reader Frank)

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