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March 11th, 2009
Coppoletta announces treasurer


San Marcos city council candidate Lisa Marie Coppoletta, who lost a bid for the council in November 2008, has upgraded her new campaign by naming a treasurer.

Coppoletta has tabbed Texas State sophomore Griffin Spell as her treasurer, enabling her campaign to immediately begin fundraising. Coppoletta ran her 2008 campaign without a treasurer because she spent less than $500.

Spell is a sophomore majoring in political science who managed Dan McCarthy’s San Marcos mayoral campaign in 2008. Spell is the head of the elections team at Hays Liberty, as well as a member of the College Republicans and Texas Republican Liberty Caucus.

“I’m looking forward to working with Lisa in the months to come,” Spell said. “I’ve got a lot of ideas, things we can do and try, outreach to voters and really getting involved with people. With a campaign like this, it’s really about reaching out to the public.”

McCarthy said Spell “did a lot of good work and really knows what he’s doing.”

McCarthy endorsed Coppoletta 2008 campaign, which fell short in its bid against incumbent Chris Jones.

Coppoletta has announced a 2009 run against council incumbent Pam Couch for Place 5. Former council candidate Jude Prather also has announced his city council candidacy for 2009, but hasn’t specified if he will run for Place 5 or Place 6. Councilmember John Thomaides, who holds Place 6, has not announced a bid for re-election.

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