Election Day Approaches: Daniel Guerrero Runs For Re-Election

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By Tara Pohlmeyer
Assistant News Director

Photo courtesy of Daniel Guerrero
Photo courtesy of Daniel Guerrero

Election day is quickly approaching and candidates are busy campaigning all around town. There are three candidates for San Marcos mayor, including Patrick Montgomery, or P-Martian, Jonathan Sorenson and Daniel Guerrero.

Mayoral incumbent Guerrero said he’s a product of the San Marcos community, since he graduated from both San Marcos High School and Texas State. If re-elected, this would be his third, two-year term as mayor.

In his civic life, so far, he said he has to make time for a personal life.

“It’s difficult. It is a challenge,” said Guerrero. “It is a significant challenge in being able to balance work life and personal life, then you throw in civic life and leadership roles and it’s certainly juggling.”

Guerrero said he manages to do so by setting priorities for himself and trying to just be “Daniel.”

He attributes his success to a life of volunteering.

Guerrero’s key issues mentioned include:

  • Maintain the beauty of San Marcos.
  • Create a culture of conservation.
  • Use the tools that are most successful for development agreements.
  • Larger companies will attract smaller companies.

Guerrero says the city works well with Texas State, and though there are struggles between students and long-term residents, everyone has a common purpose.

“It’s not so much the relationship between the student and the community members as much as there’s a difference in culture,” Guerrero said.

He also said San Marcos does its best to live collectively as a community.

If re-elected, in 2 years Guerrero hopes to:

  • Preserve additional river banks.
  • Acquire additional park land.
  • Complete various infrastructure programs.
  • Secure a game changing employer.

Guerrero said nothing the city does is individual, but his wish is to have that game-changing employer.

“That employer that’s just going to come in and be able to give our citizens a new quality of life, a sense of pride of being from San Marcos and living in San Marcos,” Guerrero said.

He also said that employer could change a generation. He hopes to be able to continue his service as mayor and still be able to just be himself.

The last day to register to vote in the November 4 election is October 6. For more information on registering to vote, visit the secretary of state’s website.

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