The race is on – San Marcos Daily Record


The race is on
Narvaiz draws two opponents in mayoral bid
By Anita Miller
News Editor

Published: August 27, 2008 12:34 pm

San Marcos — The Nov. 4 elections just got more interesting locally.

Mayor Susan Narvaiz, who ran unopposed two years ago, has drawn two opponents in her quest for election to a third term. Council member Place Four Chris Jones has drawn one opponent; and two are vying for the Council Place 3 seat.

Not only that, residents will get a chance to weigh in on extending drinking hours until 2 a.m. – in a non-binding referendum – and vote on 22 amendments to the City Charter.

Challenging Narvaiz, 50, president and CEO of Core Strategies Inc. are 51-year-old Dave Newman, a retired airline transport pilot, and Daniel Dan McCarthy, 20, a student.

Jones, 25, is a career advisor first elected to city council when he was a student at Texas State University. Challenging him is 40-year-old Lisa Marie Coppoletta, an academic advisor/professor.

Seeking the Place 3 seat of Guerrero, who withdrew his name Aug. 18 due to business opportunities, are Saul Gonzales, 46, a maintenance engineer, and Fred A. Terry, 56, a real estate agent.

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