|January 1, 2001 (age 23)
|Mayor of San Marcos, Texas, 2004-2010
San Marcos City Council, 2002-2004
Susan Narvaiz served three terms as mayor of San Marcos, Texas. She was first elected in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008.
Narvaiz was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, when she was young. She became a resident of San Marcos, Texas, in 1995. Before serving as mayor, she was elected to the San Marcos City Council in 2002.
Narvaiz served as a board member on the Advocacy Committee for Girl Scouts of Central Texas, secretary of Freedom Legacy International and member of the Advisory Council for the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. She is a past chair of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG), where she served on the executive committee starting in 2004. In March 2008, Narvaiz was appointed by the Texas Transportation Commission to serve on an advisory committee for the I-35 Corridor. She has served on the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy Committee for the National League of Cities, on the Intergovernmental Relations Task Force for the Texas Municipal League and as the president of the San Marcos Hays County EMS Board of Directors. She also served on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Board of Directors. Narvaiz served as the first chair of the Hays-Caldwell Public Utility Agency and continued in that role until January of 2011. In 2011, Narvaiz was one of nine leaders statewide appointed to serve on the Unfunded Mandates Task Force by Governor Rick Perry.
In 2012, Narvaiz was the Republican nominee for the United States House of Representatives for Texas District 35, a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 census, but lost. She ran again in 2014, losing to incumbent Lloyd Doggett.
Narvaiz is the recipient of numerous honors. She was named a "Champion of Literacy" at the State Literacy Conference in August of 2011 by the Texas Literacy Coalition for her work in passing legislation that resulted in increased appropriations for adult education. She was one of five national finalists for the 2008 National League of Cities Women in Government Leadership Award. She received the Austin Business Journal Profiles in Power Award in 2008 and was inducted into the San Marcos Women's Hall of Fame in 2002.
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