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November 10th, 2008
From Mayor Susan Narvaiz: ‘I know we will come together as one community’

From the Susan Narvaiz campaign

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz became the third mayor in city history elected by popular vote to serve three terms as mayor as results of the Hays County Election Ballot Board meeting affirmed that Narvaiz received more than 50 percent of the vote from the Nov. 4 election.

Susan NarvaizOfficial Hays County Election Administrator results show that Narvaiz won with 6,451 votes, 50.08 percent of the total votes cast. Narvaiz picked up two votes from overseas and provisional votes examined by the board.

Challengers Daniel “Dan” McCarthy and Dave Newman each gained one vote, with final vote totals of 2,563 votes and 3,868 votes respectively.

“I am humbled and extremely honored to have been elected to serve the people of San Marcos for a third term in its highest elected office,” Narvaiz said. “I extend my thanks to all those that placed your continued confidence in the work that we have done together. As the mayor for all San Marcans, I will seek to earn the confidence of those that chose someone else at the ballot box.”

Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan convened a citizen Ballot Board today at 2 p.m. to review any out-of-country ballots that were received up to five days after Election Day, and all provisional ballots cast for the November 4th election.

The results affirm that Narvaiz will be sworn in to serve a third term as mayor of San Marcos after a canvas of the November 4th ballots is conducted at a special meeting called for Monday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

Narvaiz is positive about the future of San Marcos.

“The next two years will offer challenges and many great opportunities in which I know we will come together to address as one community. I will continue to promote open government, increased civic engagement by citizens of all ages and will lead the council to accomplish the goals that we have recently adopted in the areas of economic development, transportation, regionalism and improving the image of San Marcos,” she said.

A third term by popular vote is a privilege that has been earned by only two other mayors in the history of San Marcos.  “I recognize the responsibilities of the position and am willing to commit the time required to perform the role in a manner that all citizens will be proud of.  San Marcos is a blessed city and I am extremely hopeful at what lies ahead for all us.”

Mayors Kathy Morris and Emmie Craddock were each elected to three terms by popular vote.

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