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Monica Garcia

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Candidates address downtown association

San Marcos City Council candidates met with members of the San Marcos Downtown Association last week in a forum to discuss issues mostly pertaining to the city core.

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Leadership San Marcos celebrates new class

Recently, Leadership San Marcos held its annual kick-off celebration in honor of its new 2009-2010 class.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Downtown association to grill candidates at Tap Room

The Downtown Association will play host to the six candidates running for the two city council positions, place 5 and place 6, at its monthly meeting on Sept 23. The meeting will be held at the Tap...

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

CONA elects Kirwin as new president

The San Marcos Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) is under new leadership that is touting "change" for an organization that once was a major player in city politics. Amy Kirwin was elected unopposed to a one-year term,...

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

SMABOR endorses two

The first high-profile endorsement of the San Marcos city council election came out Wednesday, when the San Marcos Area Board of Realtors (SMABOR) threw its support behind Monica Garcia and Ryan Thomason.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Council candidates bid for SMABOR nod

The San Marcos Area Board of Realtors (SMABOR) debate, a fixture in city council politics, took on a somewhat more crowded look Tuesday. With a total of seven candidates up for two city council races, the field...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Coppoletta, Thomaides draw top ballot spots

City Council hopeful Lisa Marie Coppoletta and incumbent John Thomaides appear to hold the favored positions on the November San Marcos city council ballot after a placement drawing conducted by City Clerk Sherry Mashburn.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Candidates come and go at filing last call

The filing deadline for San Marcos city council candidacy came and went Wednesday, and so did some of the candidates. Switches, adds and drops characterized a tumultuous last call, which ended in two races each with at...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Thomason files in San Marcos council race

San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commissioner Ryan Thomason, who ran unsuccessfully against Councilmember John Thomaides in 2006, has filed to run for Place 5 on the San Marcos City Council against four other candidates.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Thomason joins crowded field as deadline nears

As the last day to sign up to run for the San Marcos City Council election began this morning, candidates and onlookers are anticipating the perennial ritualistic dance of last-minute filings, withdrawals and switched races.

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