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Posted on: November 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Jane Hughson Elected Mayor; Melissa Derrick Reelected

Jane Hughson has been elected Mayor of San Marcos in the Nov. 6 election, and Melissa Derrick has been reelected to Place 6 on the City Council. A runoff election will be called for Places 4 and 5 as no candidate gained more than 50 percent of the vote in those races.

“San Marcos is a great city with so many opportunities! We will continue our economic development efforts for quality jobs, our workforce housing task force, protection of our neighborhoods and the environment through our land development code, and remembering our low and moderate income residents,” said incoming Mayor Jane Hughson. “I look forward to seeing us ALL work together to make San Marcos even more amazing than it is today!”

Election results 

Mayor; Jane Hughson 7,464 (52.73 percent); John Thomaides 6,691 (47.27 percent)

City Council Place 4 – unexpired term: Griffin Spell 2,509 (22.15 percent); Mark Rockeymoore 3,487 (30.79 percent); Shane Scott 5,330 (47.06 percent)

City Council Place 5: Jocabed “Joca” Marquez 5,339 (43.50 percent); Rick Henderson 4,069 (33.15 percent); Mark Gleason 2,866 (23.35 percent)

City Council Place 6: Juan Miguel Arredondo 5,897 (47.24 percent); Melissa Derrick 6,587 (52.76 percent)

Runoff election

A runoff election will be held Dec. 11 for City Council Places 4 and 5. Further polling information will be announced once the runoff is officially called.

The Nov. 6 election will be canvassed, and the Mayor and City Council Member Derrick sworn in, on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

Full election results, including County, State and Federal elections, are posted online at

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