San Marcos Mayor Pro Tem Daniel Guerrero has withdrawn as a candidate for City Council, Place 3 in the November 4, 2008 election.
“My professional career is likely to provide me with opportunities outside San Marcos and I have to be prepared to move,” Guerrero said. “I have loved serving the people of San Marcos and working with my colleagues on the City Council. This was a difficult decision, but I want to do what is best for my family.”
Guerrero, age 31, said he wanted to withdraw before the August 26 filing deadline to give other candidates the opportunity to seek the position on the City Council.
Candidate packets are available at the City Clerk’s office, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos 78666. The deadline for filing is 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 26.
Guerrero was elected to an unexpired one-year term in Place 3 of the City Council on May 15, 2004 at the age of 27. He served the remaining year of the term vacated by Mayor Susan Narvaiz.
He was re-elected as an unopposed incumbent to a full three-year term on the City Council on November 8, 2005. He was chosen by the City Council to serve as the Deputy Mayor Pro Tem in 2005. Guerrero was later elected by his colleagues to serve as the Mayor Pro Tem for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008.
As a City Council member, Guerrero has served as a member of the board of directors for the San Marcos Education Foundation, Chairman of the Hays County Central Appraisal District, as Vice President of the San Marcos / Hays County Emergency Medical Services board and Secretary for the Minority Tourism Development Board of Directors.
A San Marcos native, Mr. Guerrero is a 1995 graduate of San Marcos High School and received a Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communications/ Public Relations and Political Communication from Texas State University in May 2000.
Guerrero recently returned to school to pursue a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He plans to incorporate his knowledge and critical thinking skills into his city council duties and community leadership roles.
He is a Client Manager for INROADS, Inc. an international non-profit organization that assists minority university student with professional and career development within the technology, communications and financial services industries of Central Texas.
He is active in the San Marcos community, serving as Past-President of LULAC #654 in 2003-2004. He was appointed by the City Council to serve on the Arts Commission in 2000-2001.
He is married to Esti Arriaga of Nogales, Arizona. A cancer survivor for 24 years of remission, Guerrero enjoys public speaking, watching suspense thrillers, spending time with his family, friends and three rescued dogs. He is a huge San Antonio Spurs fan.
By MELISSA MILLECAM
Communications Director – City of San Marcos