Rodney van Oudekerke.
Former San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) officer Rodney van Oudekerke announced Thursday that seek election to the San Marcos City Council.
van Oudekerke retired from the SMPD last year after 24 years. Since his retirement, he has continued his public service to through work with the Heritage Association and Leadership San Marcos.
van Oudekerke said he has the ability to see all sides of an issue and use common sense to resolve problems in the community. He has lived in San Marcos for 30 years.
van Oudekerke didn’t specify which seat he will seek. Councilmember Gaylord Bose, whose seat is up for election, said he will not seek another term. Councilmember Kim Porterfield has announced that she will run for another term.
The seat of Councilmember John Thomaides also is likely to be on the ballot for November. Thomaides has begun his campaign for mayor. The sitting mayor, Susan Narvaiz, has not indicated if she will seek a fourth term in November.Email | Print