Jocabed G. Marquez, PhD has declared her intention to run for San Marcos City Council's Place 5, in the state of Texas. Dr. Marquez has been actively involved with the Hispanic Policy Network on campus, Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, Mano Amiga, and Calaboose African American History Museum. In the Rio Grande Valley -- where she grew up, did graduate research & taught high-school science -- she participated with Catholic Charities and the Equal Voice Network. 'My role is to help build the social, economic, and physical infrastructure for San Marcos to become an abundant community.' Her platform includes: river & environmental stewardship; criminal justice reform; opposing welfare for developers; prioritizing election integrity; pursuing No Kill status at the Animal Shelter; fair racial representation on Council, including exploration of single-member districts; and exploring potential partnerships that nurture and sustain positive change.