by BRAD ROLLINS
Even more prominent Hays County Democrats are supporting Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley in his bid to remain the only Republican on the commissioners court. A direct mail piece from a group calling itself Concerned San Marcos Democrats started hitting residents this week, undersigned by more than a dozen elected or otherwise noteworthy Democrats who support Conley over Steve Klepfer, the former Wimberley mayor.
These include former state Democratic Party chair Charles Soechting and wife, Elizabeth; former Hays County treasurer Dottie Sims; Constable David Peterson; former Hays County District Attorney Marcus Hernandez, city council member Kim Porterfield and husband, Winton; Mike Moeller and Nora Linares-Moeller; former Democratic precinct chairs David and Bronwyn Sergi and Bob and Denise Benson; and businessmen Scott Gregson and Lupe Carbajal.
They write, “Over the past four years, Commissioner Conley has consistently put the welfare of our community over party labels. His leadership on habitat conservation and social services has proven his dedication to our environment and common good. His leadership on economic growth has helped bring 6,000 new jobs to San Marcos and increase per capita income by over $10,000. And his leadership on transportation is improving the safety and efficiency of our roadways and bringing regional commuter rail to our city …. He has proven that when elected leaders put people before party, great things can be accomplished for the public good.”