HSB mayoral race heats up
February 19, 2013, 9:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
Horseshoe Bay Mayor Pro Tem Tom Schmersahl officially announced his intentions to run for mayor in November during a council meeting Tuesday.
Schmersahl will be running against friend and fellow councilmember Steve Jordan for the position as mayor in the fall election. Jordan announced his intentions earlier this month.
"I decided that if this (announcement) was done, it needed to be done where the public would be,” Schmersahl said before the meeting. "It’s really still very early, but I feel it’s important for people to know that multiple people are interested in serving them.”
Schmersahl said that he feels qualified based on his 15 months on the city council and his 20 years experience as a lobbyist.
"I’ve watched and participated in a lot of different levels of government,” he said.
Following his Army service and a 13-month combat tour in
Vietnam, Schmersahl received his MBA from The Olin School of Business at
Washington University. He had a 33-year career in telecommunications and
retired in 2003 as Director of Government Affairs in Illinois for Verizon.
For more of this story, see Wednesday's The Llano County Journal and Friday's The Highlander.
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