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City council candidate Melissa Derrick visits College Democrats meeting

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Melissa Derrick, Place 6 city council candidate, attended Texas State’s College Democrats meeting on Wednesday evening.  

College Democrats formally endorsed Melissa Derrick unanimously. After eating pizza and distributing yard signs, Derrick took questions from students.

When asked how she will keep people in San Marcos with the issue of gentrification, Derrick pointed to jobs.

“We’ve got a regional economic development team working in conjunction with an incentives board,” Derrick said. “We’ve also got Amazon. The jobs have decent wages with benefits, which is something San Marcos is seriously lacking.”

City council candidates Scott Gregson, Melissa Derrick host joint meet and greet

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Supporters for city council candidates Melissa Derrick and Scott Gregson filled Café on the Square Monday evening for a joint meet and greet.

Scott Gregson, Place 5 candidate, and Melissa Derrick, Place 6 candidate, decided to host a joint meet and greet because they share similar visions regarding the future of San Marcos. 

“(Derrick) shares a number of the same ideas and visions of San Marcos to maintain the coolness," Gregson said.

Both candidates displayed passion for many of the same key issues said to be facing San Marcos, including incompatible housing, irresponsible development and a dynamic downtown economy.

“I’m certain we’ll have areas of disagreement, but definitely more agreements than disagreements,” Gregson said.

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