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August 12th, 2011
Breaking News: Thomaides files to run for city council


John Thomaides, who fell 41 votes short of being San Marcos Mayor last year, is running for Place 3 on the city council.



Thomaides filed today for a slot on the Nov. 8 ballot, making him the fourth candidate to enter the race to succeed Fred Terry, who is not running. He will face retired police Cmdr. Terry Nichols, who formally kicked off his bid yesterday; Seton healthcare contract negotiator Toby Hooper; and Texas State University senior Nicholas Cubides.

First elected in 2003, Thomaides won by the widest margin of any opposed candidate on the city ballot for each of his two re-election bids. In 2006, he won 61.6 percent of the vote and, in 2009, he won 63.3 percent in a three-way race. But he was bested last year in the mayoral race by Daniel Guerrero, who won 3,460 votes to Thomaides’ 3,419.

In his current bid, Thomaides appointed Saul Gonzales as his campaign treasurer, a departure from his previous elections when Bibb Underwood held that role.

Thomaides owns and is general manager of Alpha Pure Water, a company that sells water filtration and treatment systems.

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4 thoughts on “Breaking News: Thomaides files to run for city council

  1. Awesome! Should be an interesting fall.

    Methinks Mr T could start with leading by example and complying with Land Development Code LDC (G) at his home on Hopkins and making that intersection much safer for people trying to pull onto Hopkins from that smaller side street…

  2. Mr. Thomaides does not live on Hopkins Street. Not even close. Makes me question your motivation for posting your statement.

  3. @ Charles: Maybe doesn’t live there but definitely owns it and is responsible for it. My motivation being that a true leader will set the standard.

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