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.
SMABOR said it made its selections “after careful consideration,” but did not include on its announcement a rationale for its selections.
Garcia, a political newcomer, is challenging incumbent John Thomaides for the Place 6 city council seat. Thomaides is running for his third term. Anita Fuller, another political newcomer, also is in the race.
Thomason is running for the Place 5 seat being vacated by Pam Couch, who declined to seek re-election. However, Couch is backing Thomason as his treasurer of record. Long-time local activist Lisa Marie Coppoletta also is in the race, as is local businessman Shaune Maycock.
Thomason is a SMABOR member and was allowed to vote on the endorsements.
The election for the two San Marcos city council seats is scheduled for Nov. 3.
In another other campaign development, Texas State student John Carl Nesselhauf has dropped out of the race. Nesselhauf was on the Place 5 ballot.Email | Print