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San Marcos City Council to interview 24 finalists on Jan. 15 for vacant seat

The city has until Feb. 9 to appoint a new council member or call for a special election

On Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6 pm, the City of San Marcos will hold a special public meeting at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, to interview 24 candidates to fill a vacant seat. The vacancy was created after Council Member Rebecca Jones was elected Mayor during the November 2018 election.

The term of the vacant, at-large council seat is from the date of appointment to December 2020.

The qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside within the San Marcos city limits and be registered to vote in the City of San Marcos at the time the application is received.

Each candidate will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and answer questions from the council. At the end of the interview process, the council will discuss the candidates’ qualifications and make a decision.

Should the council be unable to make a decision, the discussion will continue to the regularly scheduled public meeting on Tuesday, Jan.  22. The city has until Saturday, Feb. 9 to appoint a new council member or call for a special election.

If the council selects a candidate for an appointment Tuesday, the new council member will be sworn in during that meeting.

San Marcos City Council meetings are aired live and will be rebroadcast on San Marcos TV on Cox Communications Channel 19, Time Warner Cable Channel 24, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on demand at www.san-marcos.net/councilmeeting.

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Councilman campaigns against colleague | The San Diego Union-Tribune

By Linda Lou UT STAFF WRITER October 31, 2008

SAN MARCOS – The people holding signs and handing out fliers in San Marcos accusing City Council incumbent Rebecca Jones of being “a puppet” and urging people not to vote for her are a fellow council member and his wife. San Marcos City Councilman Mike Preston voted against appointing Jones to the council in 2006. Now he and his wife are doing what they can to make sure she isnt elected to the seat.

Preston said he started holding up anti-Jones signs at busy intersections in the city Sunday, an effort begun this month by his wife, Luanne Hulsizer. Hulsizer has been campaigning on weekends with signs that say: “Unproven Leader – Puppet Appointment. No Jones for San Marcos City Council.” read more via Councilman campaigns against colleague | The San Diego Union-Tribune