Former San Marcos mayoral candidate filed Tuesday to run for the San Marcos City Council against incumbent Councilmember Kim Porterfield and Texas State student Griffin Spell. Newman is shown here at a debate during the 2008 mayoral race. File photo.
The final moments of filing for most of the November city council races in San Marcos expired Tuesday with two developments. One mayoral candidate in 2008, David Newman, is in the mix, while another candidate from that same race, Daniel McCarthy, is not.
Newman filed to run against Councilmember Kim Porterfield, who is seeking her second term. Texas State student Griffin Spell filed earlier this month for that race, creating the only three-way contest on the November ballot.
McCarthy had announced he would make it a threesome in the mayoral race after Councilmember John Thomaides and former Councilmember Daniel Guerrero had filed. However, the deadline passed Tuesday without McCarthy filing.
Newman finished second in the 2008 mayoral race behind Mayor Susan Narvaiz, who took 50.1 percent of the vote and averted a run-off against Newman by eight votes. Newman received 30.1 percent of that vote and McCarthy received 19.8 percent.
The filing deadline for candidacy to fill the last two years of Thomaides’ unexpired city council term will be Aug. 30. Thus far, only former San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Officer Rodney van Oudekerke and local businessman Shane Scott have filed for that position.
The window closed on the filings for the seat being vacated by Councilmember Gaylord Bose without any new action, meaning that race is between Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather city Ethics Commissioner Toby Hooper.Email | Print