Miguel Arredondo, a trustee on the San Marcos CISD school board, has appointed Kim Porterfield as his campaign treasurer as of July 11, beginning his run for San Marcos City Council.
Arredondo, a lifelong San Marcos resident, and Porterfield, a business development and marketing director of BSA Claims Service, will begin raising funds and community support for his election as council member for place 6.
“I see a need for a different perspective on the council,” said Arredondo. “I’d be one of two Hispanics, and a product of San Marcos public schools and Texas State University. It’s time for the next generation to step up, and this is me taking that next step.”
Arredondo has served on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees since May 2015. He said he plans to keep his seat on the board throughout his campaign run, and remain on the board if he is not elected to council. A school board trustee is not required to resign from his or her current office to be a candidate for another office, according to the Texas Association of School Boards.
“It makes sense for me to run for city council right now,” Arredondo said. “After meeting with various kinds of community members, I look forward to the campaign. My prioritizes include housing affordability, transportation and growth. Housing affordability is near and dear to my heart because I want San Marcos to continue to be home for its current resident, and become a home for future residents.”
Arredondo would run against incumbent Melissa Derrick should she announce her run for reelection. Filing for a place on the general election opens July 21 and closes August 20.