EDITOR’S NOTE: Retired San Marcos Academy administrator Bill Wyatt announced his bid for Pct. 1 commissioner in this news release. He is running against Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, a Democrat, and restaurateur Nick Ramus, a Republican. The Mercury prints unedited candidate announcement statements for all city and county candidates. Send announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Full text of Wyatt’s announcement:
Long time San Marcos resident, Bill Wyatt, filed this week as a write-in candidate for Hays County Precinct 1 County Commissioner. Wyatt named Homer Guerrero, the owner of a local insurance agency, as his campaign manager. Prior to his current employment as Director of Student Activities at the San Marcos Baptist Academy, Bill was employed for nearly thirty years with the Texas Educational Foundation/Gary Job Corp (U.S. Dept. of Labor) where he had oversight of million dollar budgets, preparation and administration of contracts with U.S. Government funding, and was responsible as Supervisor, and Manager of a department with up to fifty staff members.
A 1968 graduate of San Marcos High School where he played football, Bill was on the All District and All Central Texas teams in 1967, and was coached by Hall of Fame Coach, Owen Goodnight. Bill’s father was Vocational Agricultural teacher at San Marcos for over twenty years. Bill is a member of the Southwest Texas State Alumni Association, and graduated from SWTS in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement – Criminal Justice.
Bill holds membership in the Texas Private School Administrators Association, is past member and chair of the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Board, past member of Region 6 Department of Labor Supervisory Training Team for Job Corps., and was Assistant to Tula Townsend Wyatt, past chair of the Hays County Historical Commission for 33 years.
An accomplished flyer with a private pilot license, Bill is a sixth generation descendant of W.W. Moon, San Marcos’ first resident in 1845. Bill worked during a number of campaigns to re-elect his uncle, U.S. Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle, during his sixteen terms as Congressman for the 10th Congressional District. Bill and his wife, Deena, have been married for 34 years and have two sons, William IV and Mitchell, both of whom are Eagle Scouts.
Wyatt said he’s running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, equal enforcement of all our laws, and a pledge to make county government open and accountable to all of its citizens. Noting that he’s “like a lot of folks in Hays County” Wyatt said that “its time to have all Precinct 1 citizens represented at the court house. The incumbent has been in that seat for 12 years, and now she wants another four years. There’s been too much spending going on with the public’s checkbook. It’s time for a changeEmail | Print