Buda Mayor George Haehn will not seek re-election

Mayor George Haehn served eight years as a City Council member and as mayor. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mayor George Haehn served eight years as a City Council member and as mayor. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mayor George Haehn served eight years as a City Council member and as mayor. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Buda Mayor George Haehn announced June 11 he will not seek another term Nov. 3.

“After eight years serving and trying my best to help the people of Buda, it is time that I end that service due to my family and other commitments,” Haehn said in a statement from the city.

Haehn was voted into office as a City Council member in November 2012. He ran again for council in 2015 and then for mayor in 2017.

Haehn joined the Marine Corps in 1978 and retired from active duty in 1999. He then attended The University of Texas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He was a social studies teacher for seven years.

His time in service was lauded for the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic so far. In a recent interview with Community Impact Newspaper, City Manager Kenneth Williams said Buda’s quick response was aided by Haehn’s leadership.


“Mayor Haehn has done an outstanding job representing Buda as mayor and council member in every way possible,” Williams said in the release. “I am thankful for his dedication and heartfelt service to the citizens of Buda. I respect his decision to focus on family."

Haehn said he was thankful for the members of City Council who guided him through his time with the city.

“All of these men and women serve selflessly and I will always believe they were one of the key elements of any success I have enjoyed,” Haehn said in the release. “It has been an honor and a privilege to have served on city council and as mayor of Buda. I will always remember this time of my life and the kind people of this city.”
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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