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Candidates for two San Marcos City Council seats will mix it up this afternoon at the San Marcos Area Board of Realtors’ annual forum, the first debate of the city election season. The event is scheduled to start at noon.

Insurance agency owner Bill Taylor and lanscape designer Lisa Prewitt are running for the Place 1 seat to be eft empty when council member Kim Porterfield’s second term is up in December. In Place 2, council member Jude Prather, whose day job is head of the Hays County Veterans Services Office, faces challengers in Mason Murphy, a Texas State career services adviser, and Thom Prentice, a retired Texas State English professor who who made a colorful, irreverent run for mayor in 2012. Place 1 and 2, like all San Marcos council seats, are elected by city voters at-large.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5 preceded by early voting Monday, Oct. 21 to Friday, Nov. 1.

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3 thoughts on “Live Feed: San Marcos council candidates spar for first time

  1. Cori

    Sorry for not answering this in a more timely manner. I wouldn’t have known beforehand what their policy is but I saw several non-SMABOR members there today so it was apparently opened to the public.

  2. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to register your rental property with the city so that you, as a good landlord, won’t be classified the same as those who let their properties run amok? If you’re doing a good job, what do you have to fear? Doesn’t the city have a responsibility to renters to ensure there is recourse for bad landlords? Don’t good landlords deserve the city’s help in dealing with bad tenants?

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