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City Council Candidates Discuss Future of San Marcos

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On Wednesday, September 23rd, KTSW hosted a City Council Candidate debate for candidates running for Place 5 and 6 on the San Marcos City Council.

Scott Gregson and Frank Arredondo are running for Place 5, and Melissa Derrick is running against, current city councilor, Shane Scott for Place 6.

To open the debate, candidates were given two minutes to deliver an opening statement.

Opening Statements

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After each candidate delivered their opening statement, they were presented with a question and given one minute and fifty seconds to respond. Once each candidate responded, the next question was asked.

  1.     Have you ever held any public office prior to running for candidacy? Please explain the office you held, and how you contributed to the City within that time?
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  1.     Why have you decided to run?
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  1.     If elected, what are you most apprehensive about?
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  1.     Where do you think the City of San Marcos has been lacking in regards to effectively providing City residents what they need? Or want?
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  1.     What issues would you want voters to relate to your term as city counselor?
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  1.     What would you consider a short term project or issue for the City of San Marcos?
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  1.  What would you consider long term goals for the City of San Marcos?
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  1. Have there been events or issues where you have doubted the current city council? What issues or events?
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  1.      Which life/work experiences can you draw upon to help you be an effective San Marcos City Councilor?
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  1.  What do you think are ways San Marcos could better adjust to this growth?
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  1. #smtxdebate question provided by Russell Eric: Where do you stand on using taxpayer dollars to purchase industrial waste byproducts from companies who would otherwise have to pay large fees for proper disposal, then adding them to our drinking water to forcibly medicate the San Marcos citizens even though studies have shown that this type of fluoridated water does not benefit teeth and instead harms the endocrine system?
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  1. #smtxdebate question provided by Russell Eric: Can you propose a way for citizens of San Marcos to park their cars and get river access to places like the headwaters without having to purchase a Texas State parking pass or eat at Saltgrass?
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Closing Statements

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San Marcos residents have until Monday, October 5th to register to vote in the election. Early Voting for the November 2015 election begins on Monday, October 19th and will continue until the Uniform Election Date on November 3rd. The candidates who are elected to office will serve a three year term.

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