The Most Influential Political Figure You've Never Heard Of

LIBERTY, November 11, 2012 - With the overwhelming support of Hispanics in the Presidential Election received by President Obama you may recall that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was a featured keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention. heard from several who enjoyed his speech and his famous line, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Well according to WOAI Channel 4 News in San Antonio not Mayor Castro, but rather, a behind-the-scenes player, Christian Archer has had a huge role in shaping our city.  News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooter Jaie Avila has the Inside Story on the most influential political figure you've never heard of.”

The person Channel 4 is talking about is Christian Archer.

Archer was campaign manager for former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger, when he defeated a young councilman named Julian Castro in a tight election according to Channel 4 News.

Former Mayor Hardberger, according to Channel 4 News stated, “I give a lot of the credit to Christian Archer in making things go our way on that. Obviously Julian thought he did a good job because once I wasn't mayor, Julian hired him.”

View the video below by Channel 4 News, “Behind-the-scenes Political Guru Hopes to Continue Win Streak with Pre-K Measure.”


The video above was produced and aired only a fews days before the November 6, 2012 election. On election day San Antonio voters passed the Pre-K for San Antonio measure with overwhelming support.

Christan Archer is the son of John and Nancy Archer of Liberty, TX.

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