Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“To say Mayor Cockrell was a transformative figure would be an understatement. An innovator and rule-breaker, we are grateful to Mayor Cockrell for her leadership and celebrate the undeniable mark she left on San Antonio. Serving four terms as mayor, she revitalized the city of San Antonio and was a trailblazer for women running for office. She made the city better for everyone.
“It is only natural somebody as brave and fearless as her would be the first female big city mayor in Texas and the first in a major American city. Her legacy of leadership and vision for the city of San Antonio will live on for generations to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mayor Cockrell’s family, friends, and the city of San Antonio.”