Mayor Jane Hughson
Jane Hughson was elected as Mayor of San Marcos on Nov. 6, 2018. She was previously elected to the San Marcos City Council on Nov. 4, 2014 for a three-year term in Place 4, re-elected for a three-year term on Nov. 7, 2017, and also served on City Council from May 1996 to May 2002.
Councilwoman Hughson is a long term San Marcos resident and a Southwest Texas State University graduate. She worked at Texas State University for 33 years before retiring in 2015.
Currently, Ms. Hughson serves on the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Executive Committee and the following policy committees: Capital Area Emergency Communications District, Capital Area Economic Development District, Inc., Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Central Texas Clean Air Coalition.
She also serves as Vice Chair of the Alliance Regional Water Authority and is a member of the boards of the Hays Central Appraisal District and the Greater San Marcos Partnership.
She has been a member of several public organizations, including chair of the Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee, vice chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission, chair of the Transportation Advisory Board, and a board member for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Charter Review Commission, and the Ethics Review Commission.
She has served as president of the Heritage Association of San Marcos, Leadership San Marcos, the Hays County Area Food Bank, and the Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery. Other organizations of which she is or has been a member are: Open San Marcos, League of Women Voters, Women’s Political Caucus, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, and the San Marcos Water Initiative.
She was appointed by the Texas Legislature to the Edwards Aquifer Authority where she served as chair of the administrative committee.
In addition, she is a graduate of the San Marcos Citizens Police and Fire Academies. She also personally sponsors a youth baseball team each year, the Red Sox, in memory of her father, Tex Hughson.
Councilwoman Hughson has advocated for preservation of our City’s neighborhoods, the preservation of the City’s natural resources, and economic development.