by BRAD ROLLINS
Jude Prather, the Texas State University student who narrowly lost a San Marcos city council race in November, has been recalled to the U.S. Army for combat duty in Iraq.
“We all knew I could be recalled for active duty. This is how the army puts boots on the ground and it’s what I signed up for,” Prather said.
In his bid for the place 2 council seat, Prather received 1,303 votes to incumbent Gaylord Bose’s 1,306. He conceded the loss after a recount did not change the results.
During the campaign, political opponents like Camille Phillips, the Council of Neighborhood Associations president, suggested in a series of public forums that Prather had not been honorably discharged from the army despite her being offered an opportunity to review Prather’s military records.
Disclosure: Prather is a good friend and I advised his city council campaign.