San Marcos council member Ryan Thomason today became the first incumbent to draw a challenger in City Hall elections this November.
The filing period for the Nov. 6 election began July 21 and continues through Aug. 20. Mayor Daniel Guerrero and council member Shane Scott filed to run for re-election on Monday, the first day they could.
Thomason, a 34-year-old contractor finishing his first term on council, and Greg Frank both signed up to seek the Place 5 seat within minutes of each other this afternoon. In his ballot application, Frank, 31, lists his profession as “assist[ing] in operation of local business” and says he has lived in the city for about seven years.
The city council will formally call the election by August 20, pending final approval of early voting polling places by the Hays County Commissioners. Council members have also raised the possibility of putting a nonbinding referendum on the ballot that will ask residents if the city should buy property along the San Marcos River to expand its parks system.
Early voting for the election will be held from October 22 through November 2. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6 in conjunction with federal and state elections.
For more information, visit the City’s election page here.