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June 30th, 2011
Terry Nichols to announce San Marcos city council run


Retired San Marcos police Cmdr. Terry Nichols says he will run for the San Marcos City Council Place 3 seat being vacated by Fred A. Terry in November‘s municipal election.


“I have spent my career dedicated to protecting and serving the San Marcos community and I would like to continue that service as a responsible voice for the future of San Marcos,” Nichols said.

Terry announced on May 3 that one term on the council was enough for him; at the same press conference, he endorsed Seton healthcare administrator Toby Hooper, who ran unsuccessfully against Jude Prather for a different council seat last year.

In his campaign announcement statement, Nichols pointed to his volunteer work with the Greater San Marcos Youth Baseball and Softball League, Cub Scout Pack 1954, Sunshine Kids, American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, San Marcos Juneteenth activities, San Marcos High School Softball Booster Club and Project Graduation.

Nichols has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice administration from Texas State University.

“Communities around San Marcos are growing rapidly and this growth is putting a strain on our local resources. We must leverage growth in our community and position ourselves to not only manage that growth, but aggressively recruit and direct the type of growth and development we desire in San Marcos. We must seek out businesses and companies who share our idea of community and are willing to invest in San Marcos,” Nichols said.

Regular city council elections are held in San Marcos every November on the general election day. Council members are elected at large for staggered three-year terms.

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5 thoughts on “Terry Nichols to announce San Marcos city council run

  1. No, ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) is more like the place that trained the Police officers who shot Major Hasan and ended the Ft. Hood massacre.

  2. AWESOME NEWS !!!! Nice to see someone with some character and experience stepping up to the plate. Break a Leg Mr. Nichols!!!!!

  3. I worked, before retiring from Texas State, with Terry Nicolls and the other ALERRT personnel as they established the ALERRT center. The ALERRT Center is the thing I am most proud to have been a part of. Terry Nicolls is as fine a man as can be found. You could not make a better decision than to vote for him.

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