This was the excitement that exploded at the Railyard on Tuesday night, where Lisa Prewitt’s political watch party was being held at, when they got official news that she had won. 1, 148 votes is what separated the victor, Lisa Prewitt, from her opponent Bill Taylor for place one on city council. With about 75% of the San Marcos vote I was curious as to why she resonated so —well with the San Marcos population, so I decided to ask one of her supporters why he voted for her.
“It was night and day for me, Bill Taylor was all planning and zoning and Lisa Prewitt had actively spoken out against these resolutions, so to me it was very clear that Bill Taylor didn’t really embody that sort of environmental smart growth that San Marcos has been crying out for and that Lisa, as a small business owner and citizen of San Marcos, had not only help embody, but at the same time help further the causes of these more… trying to get smarter growth in San Marcos.”
One thing that attracted voters to Ms. Prewitt was her idea of smart growth within San Marcos, . Ms Prewitt stated that San Marcos is the fastest growing city in the country and that we’re currently an apartment based community and that we need to preserve it by bringing in different types of growth to attract the businesses we need.
After celebrating Ms. Prewitt’s win, she explained to me what this accomplishment meant to her and San Marcos.
“Voters of San Marcos have stepped up for change and that they’re not quite content where things are going and that we can do a better job and that we are all ready to move forward. I think the community sees all the possibilities we have to become very unique all to grow this town and become something very different that’s in the corridor and I think people came out tonight and said ‘We’re worth it’ and let’s kick it in a notch and step forward.”
Reynaldo Leanos Jr., KTSW News