Former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz announces run for Congress


Former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz on Saturday announced she would be running as a Republican for U.S. District 21 in the 2018 primaries.

“As the former Mayor of San Marcos and a lifelong servant to my community, I know that now is the time for new leadership in Washington,” she said in a news release on her website. “Having had the opportunity to meet with many Texans in District 21, I am confident that I am the woman for the job.”

Susan unsuccessfully ran for Congress against U.S. District 35 current Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

“Our country is at a crossroads and now more than ever, we need strong leaders who are not afraid to fight for conservative values,” she said.

She was mayor of San Marcos for three terms. Her past experience includes serving on the Capital Area Council of Governments, or CAPCOG; the National League of Cities; The Texas Municipal League; thee Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, or CAMPO; and the Texas Transportation Commission’s advisory committee for the I-35 Corridor.

U.S. District 21 encompasses parts of Austin, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, New Braunfels and San Antonio.

Narvaiz will face Jason Isaac, a current state representative who announced his candidacy for Congress Friday, in the March 6, 2018 primaries. The seat is being vacated by Lamar Smith, who will retire at the end of his term.

Republicans Autry Pruitt and Eric Burkhart have also filed for election.

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett represents District 35, not District 21.

This story has been updated to include Narvaiz’s loss to Doggett in the U.S. District 35 race in 2012. 

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Marie Albiges
Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.
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