On Monday, the San Marcos City Council held a special meeting to canvas the November 2019 election and swear-in city council members for place 1 and place 2.
Councilmember Saul Gonzales received over 50 percent of the votes to hold onto place 2 of the San Marcos City Council.
Gonzales received 2,269 of the votes; his opponents, Lisa Marie Coppolette received 1,115, and Devin Barrett received 418 votes.
Gonzales was first elected to San Marcos City Council Place 2 in the December 2016 run-off election.
Councilman Gonzales is a second-generation, life-long resident of San Marcos and is an active advocate for the community.
For the past 26 years, he has worked at Central Texas Medical Center as a maintenance engineer and is also a licensed journeyman electrician.
And residents welcomed a new city council member to the place 1 seat.
San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commissioners, Maxfield Baker and Mark Gleason ran to succeed her.
Councilmember Lisa Prewitt, Place 1, submitted the first of the documentation necessary to run for Hays County Commissioner in 2020 and did not seek re-election for City Council.
Mayor Jane Hughson recognized Prewitt for her six years of service to the City of San Marcos and its community as the councilwoman stepped down from the dias.
Prewitt gave a brief speech before Hughson swore in Baker and Gonzales.
Baker secured his position for City Council Place 1 with 1,922 votes over Gleason’s 1,889 votes.
Baker was appointed to the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission in March 2018.