Candidate Q&A: Comal County commissioner Precinct 1

Learn more about the candidates running in the November general election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Learn more about the candidates running in the November general election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Learn more about the candidates running in the November general election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)


COMAL COUNTY


County commissioner Precinct 1










Donna Eccleston



R



Occupation: Comal County Precinct 1


Experience: county government, mortgage lender, realtor, nonprofit






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



DE: During this time of exceptional growth it is important to continue our careful financial stewardship while expanding services to our increasing population. Continued work on our strategic plan for facilities, the expansion of digital access to county offices and continuing work on projects to expand mental health resources in Comal County in addition to my regular duties are key priorities. My accessibility, use of collaboration, grants and partnerships in the community bring value to those I serve.









Lindsay Poisel



D



Occupation: executive recruiter


Experience: My previous experience includes being a Compliance Officer for a real estate and mortgage company where I was tasked with identifying and reporting fraud in loan files; I was a production coordinator with an Environmental Consulting firm where I prepared and delivered environmental impact reports to the state (TCEQ) and our clients; and as an Executive Recruiter, I work with clients and candidates in negotiating things such as salaries that will work for both the client and candidate.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



LP: My priorities for Precinct 1 are to work closely with the community about issues that matter to them. I would like to make sure roads are properly fixed and maintained, there is safe and easy access to the lake for boaters and swimmers, and work with environmental groups to ensure our air and water quality remains safe. I will be transparent when it comes to what the county can assist with and if there is an issue that is outside of my jurisdiction, I will help find the proper avenues to assist in resolving the issue.









Ivan Foster



L



Occupation: business owner


Experience: Candidate did not respond to request for comment.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



IF: Candidate did not respond to request for comment.


By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.