"A CHANGE IS GOING TO COME." - Keith Toney
DISTRICT 2 PRIORITIES:
1. Job training on the Eastside, in locations convenient for the trainees.
2. Focus on employment for the formerly incarcerated.
3. Internships for District residents in all businesses and building projects in District 2.
1. Focus on "Shot Stopper" not Shot Spotter, by reducing unemployment and addressing the drug issues.
2. Eastside Gang Summit
3. Partnership with local private anti-drug agencies.
1. FREE two year education at St. Philips College for District 2 single parents receiving Public Assistance.
2. Establishment of a 4 year university satellite site on the Eastside with reduced tuition for District 2 single parents receiving Public Assistance and are graduates of St. Philips College.
3. Reduced/subsidized cost for EMT training at St. Philips College, Barbara Jordan Center or Claude Black Center for District 2 single parents receiving Public Assistance.
District 2 is made up of some of the most diverse communities and businesses in San Antonio. With such a wide gamut of interests and needs, it demands a city official who is understanding and welcoming of a radically transforming district. D2 isn't just Broadway or the East Side, it's a cumulative mosaic of families, businesses, and parks that serve as a window to view the bright future of San Antonio. As your city councilman, I pledge to address every single need of our quickly changing landscape and invite you to join me in making District 2 the envy of all other districts.
Keith A. Toney was appointed by unanimous vote to the San Antonio City Council on August 14, 2014.
Born in Alliance, Ohio, Councilman Toney moved to San Antonio when his, then active duty Army, wife got stationed at Fort Sam Houston. He has been an active member of his local community and the city at large for the past 25 years. In 1998 he became a member of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District (FSHISD) Board of Trustees and in 2000 he was elected President of the school board making him the first African-American to ever hold that position in the history of the FSHISD. He held the position of President for ten consecutive years a record that stands to this day. In 2001, under then President Toney's leadership, Fort Sam Houston ISD dedicated Pryor Hall in memory of Sergeant Major Rufus Pryor, a San Antonio native and former JROTC instructor at Robert G. Cole High School. Pryor Hall became the first building in the history of Fort Sam Houston ever named for an African-American in the post's history.
Councilman Toney is a veteran of the Viet Nam War. In 1972 the United States Army awarded him the Bronze Star for his Viet Nam service.
He is a proven consensus builder, an attribute he brought with him to City Hall. He will continue to address the issues of hopeless, homelessness,
unemployment, crime and education. He will encourage responsible urban growth while still honoring the needs of small businesses and families in the very community where he is proud to have lived for the past thirteen years.
Councilman Toney holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Chapman University and an Associate in Arts Degree from Monterey Peninsula College in Speech.
Married to U.S. Army Master Sergeant (retired) Rosa L. Toney. They have four grown children three of whom either are or were commissioned officers in either the U.S. Army or the U.S. Air Force after they were commissioned upon graduation from Prairie View A&M University. The Toney's have four grandchildren.
• Texas Association of School Boards
• Texas Association of Black School Board Members
• Military Impacted Schools Association
• National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, National School Boards Association
• Military Child Education Coalition
• Prince Hall Masons, A.E.A.O.N.M.S. (Shriners)
• Fred Brock Post Unit #828, U.S. American Legion
• San Antonio Chapter League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
• San Antonio Chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
• San Antonio Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG)
• Education Sector Representative for Bethel Prevention Coalition.
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