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With two business days remaining before the filing deadline, four candidates have signed up to seek two at-large San Marcos City Council seats in the Nov. 3 general election.

In Place 5, real estate investor Scott Gregson, 59, and retired social service agency administrator Frank Arredondo, 68, are running for the seat currently held by council member Ryan Thomason, who has said he will not seek a third term.

In Place 6, council member Shane Scott, a 48-year-old import automobile mechanic and independent movie producer, faces a challenge from administrative assistant Melissa Derrick, 49.

The deadline to apply for a place on the ballot with the San Marcos City Clerk’s office is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. The deadline to withdraw from a race is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28.

Council races will share a ballot with two proposed amendments to the San Marcos City Charter. Proposition 1 would prohibit city staff from adding certain fluoride derivatives to the municipal water supply; Proposition 2 would clarify petition verification requirements for citizen-initiated charter amendments.

Proposition 1: Amending the San Marcos City Charter to add a separate section relating to fluoridation of the San Marcos municipal water supply to read as follows: “The City of San Marcos shall not add, or direct or require its agents to add fluoride in the form of hydrofluorosilicic acid, hexafluorosilicic acid, or sodium silicofluoride to the San Marcos municipal water supply;”

Proposition 2: Amending Section 12.11 of the San Marcos City Charter, regarding charter amendments, to include a cross-reference to the requirements for verification of signatures on any petition paper in Section 6.03 of the city charter and to be worded as follows (clarifying language is underlined): “Amendments to this charter may be framed and submitted to the voters of the city in the manner provided by state law and in compliance with the provisions of this charter pertaining to the holding of elections, including the requirements in Section 6.03 for verification of signatures on any petition paper that have been continuously in effect since the adoption of the original city charter on February 24, 1967.”


Official election filings for 2015 city council candidates from the San Marcos City Clerk’s office.

Scott Gregson | Place 5

Ballot application | 07/27/15

Appointment of campaign treasurer | 06/30/15

Personal finance disclosure | 07/27/15

Frank Arredondo | Place 5

Ballot application | 08/07/15

Appointment of campaign treasurer | 08/07/15

Personal finance disclosure | 08/07/15

Melissa Derrick | Place 6

Ballot application | 07/27/15

Appointment of campaign treasurer | 07/16/15

Personal finance disclosure | 07/27/15

Shane Scott | Place 6

Ballot application | 08/04/15

Personal finance disclosure | 05/05/15


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