FROM STAFF REPORTS
With nine contenders seeking three San Marcos CISD trustee seats, the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters is hosting a candidates’ debate in an effort to harness “heightened interest” in local public school governance.
“This is a phenomenal turnout of candidates for an election that often garners little opposition. In light of the heightened interest, the League decided it was important to sponsor a candidates debate to help voters get to know the candidates,” said Jeannie Lewis, who is coordinating the event.
The debate will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E Hopkins St.
Seven candidates are vying for two at-large positions currently held by incumbents who are not seeing re-election, Judy Allen and Paul Mayhew. The two candidates who garner the most votes in the May 9 election will win the two open seats.
In addition, voters in SMCISD’s District 1 — an area straddling southeastern Hays and northwestern Guadalupe counties with Texas 123 running roughly down the middle — will pick a trustee to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired term. When Naomi Narvaiz resigned from the seat last spring less than two months after taking office, the board chose Danny Gonzales to fill the position until the next regularly scheduled election.
Election Day is May 9 with early voting beginning April 27. Said Lewis, “These races are hotly contested and should make for a very interesting candidates’ debate.”Email | Print