Election Q&A: Meet the candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 4

Two candidates are running for San Marcos City Council Place 4: incumbent Mark Rockeymoore and challenger Shane Scott. (Community Impact staff)
Two candidates are running for San Marcos City Council Place 4: incumbent Mark Rockeymoore and challenger Shane Scott. (Community Impact staff)

Two candidates are running for San Marcos City Council Place 4: incumbent Mark Rockeymoore and challenger Shane Scott. (Community Impact staff)



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San Marcos City Council Place 4










Mark Rockeymoore






Occupation: teacher, 9th grade reading comprehension


Experience: multiple degrees in geography; father of four children, two boys and two girls ranging from 9 to 22 years of age; I’ve been an artist and a technician, worked minimum wage and middle class jobs; I’ve studied the human condition, the American worldview and lived all over the world; I’m a veteran; I’m a teacher and a 5th generation texan.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



MR: My top priority is to continue to serve the needs of the San Marcos community. Acting in the capacity of City Council Place 4, I will continue to make decisions based upon the best science and human outcome in light of the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic. I will continue to work with others to look to the environmental future of San Marcos, serving on the board of directors of the Alliance Regional Water Authority, providing for the water future. I will continue to serve on the environmental and criminal justice committees to provide for the environmental equity future. I will continue to serve on the homelessness committee to provide for those without. I will continue talking to and advocating for you. All of you.








Shane Scott






Occupation: Candidate did not submit a response by press time.


Experience: I served on San Marcos City Council during the most productive times in our history 2010-2015 and have a working knowledge of our town’s past and present. Recently, I served on the Neighborhood Commission working to protect the neighborhoods. I worked with my colleagues to facilitate growth of small businesses, removed governmental restrictions, worked with Texas State as they grew into our community, brought big companies here like Amazon for living wage jobs.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



SS: The increased taxes and Austin style gridlock are what makes me want to run. [COVID-19 policies] Follow state guidelines for current protection methods. I am committed to removing red tape and working collaboratively with small businesses in our community who are trying to save local jobs. Pray for a cure so we can start the recovery process. [Economy policies] By keeping an “open for business” attitude to attract more companies as we have done in the past, it worked well. As far as the Land Development Code, we must be mindful not to micro-manage and maintain consistency for future investors. [Climate change] Federal monies have been allocated, we must complete the work that has been started. It is imperative that those impacted by flooding are a part of this recovery process. The city must not neglect citizen input as these projects are rolled out. Everyone loves the river and wants to protect it. Regarding semi-arid, I have heard this statement for the last 30 years and it still is the same beloved river.





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.