Gonzales appointed to vacant San Marcos CISD seat

On his second try, Danny Gonzales made it onto the San Marcos CISD board of trustees.

Gonzales was appointed to the District 1 seat by the board on Aug. 4, weeks after Naomi Narvaiz, who defeated Gonzales in a May election, resigned from the seat.

Gonzales was considered for the appointment at the board's special called meeting Aug. 4 along with John Joseph Roppolo and Sophia Carter Downing. Each candidate was interviewed by the board in a closed session during the meeting.

"My commitment to the district didn't stop after the election," Gonzales said. "It didn't turn out the way I wanted, but I was still here to help and assist in any way I could. Even tonight, if it hadn't turned out I still would have been on board with helping out the school district."

Gonzales was approved for the position with a 4-2 vote. Trustees Lupe Costilla and John Crowley appeared ready to cast their votes for Roppolo, but when Gonzales' nomination was read and he secured a majority of the votes, a second vote was not necessary.

Gonzales served on the committee that helped form last year's $77 million bond package, which was approved by voters in May. He has had two children graduate from San Marcos High School.

"I think [the district is] headed in the right direction and I want to be instrumental in continuing that," he said.

Gonzales said he plans to run for a full term in the May election.


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