COVER: Bill Taylor chairs a recent San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission. He said on Tuesday he intends to run for a seat on the city council where he served one term between 2002 and 2005. MERCURY PHOTO by JON SHAPLEY
San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission chair Bill Taylor says he is considering a bid to rejoin city council in the Place 1 race where two contenders have already announced their candidacies.
Landscape designer Lisa Prewitt applied for a spot on the ballot on July 29, the first day of filing, and industrial inspector Rob Roark said as late as noon on Monday that he still intends to run in Place 1. Incumbent Kim Porterfield announced months ago that she would not seek a third term.
Taylor, who owns an commercial insurance agency specializing in bowling centers, held a council seat for 3 1/2 years before losing re-election in 2005. Two years later, the council appointed him to P&Z which he has chaired for three years.
Taylor told the San Marcos Mercury on Tuesday that he is inclined to run for Place 1 but is not ready to declare officially.
“My intent is to do it but there are a couple things that could still derail it,” Taylor said.
In Place 2, council member Jude Prather, the Hays County veterans services officer, faces a challenge from Mason Murphy, a Texas State University career services advisor. All San Marcos City Council seats are elected at-large.
Aug. 26 is the last day for city council contenders to file for a place on the ballot in the Nov. 5 general election.