November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 3

Two candidates are running for Place 3, incumbent Ed Mihalkanin and challenger Alyssa Garza. (Community Impact staff)
Two candidates are running for Place 3, incumbent Ed Mihalkanin and challenger Alyssa Garza. (Community Impact staff)

Two candidates are running for Place 3, incumbent Ed Mihalkanin and challenger Alyssa Garza. (Community Impact staff)



Austin



San Marcos City Council Place 3










Alyssa Garza






Occupation: community outreach director, Mano Amiga San Marcos


Experience: B.S., Texas State Univeristy; M.A., TXST.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



AG: My top priority is to bring a positive, forward-thinking voice to the table as we discuss how to emerge from a global pandemic and address issues that have existed long before. To thrive we need a diverse and resilient economy, quality social services and quality development with public benefits. None of this is achievable without intentional collaboration within our community. We need council members who will govern with facts, an open mind and integrity, and who value the voice of the people. With years of experience researching policy, conducting evaluation and effectively engaging with the community I possess the training and passion to do just that.








Ed Mihalkanin






Occupation: professor, Texas State University


Experience: San Marcos City Council, 1996-2000, 2001-2006, 2016-present.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



EM: Flooding and drainage mitigation and protection; COVID-19 relief for residents and local businesses; economic development and workforce training.



By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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