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Birth Place: Dayton, OH, United States
Residence: San Marcos, TX
Susan Narvaiz was born in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to San Antonio when she was young. She now lives in San Marcos.
Narvaiz is a former mayor and city councilwoman from San Marcos who has spent years in political and volunteer positions in Central Texas. She is president and CEO of Core Strategies Inc., a business she established in 1997 that provides lobbying, public relations and consulting services.
She currently serves as a board member and on the advocacy committee for Girl Scouts of Central Texas. She is also a board member and secretary of Freedom Legacy International and a member of the advisory council for the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas.
Narvaiz and her husband, Mike, have nine grandchildren.
Susan Narvaiz made the transition from local to national politics in 2012 when she decided to challenge U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett in the newly created 35th Congressional District.
The Texas Legislature created the district as a Hispanic-opportunity district in 2011. Redistricting gave Doggett almost no chance of winning re-election in his current district, so he switched in to the new 35th District. He easily won the 2012 Democratic primary while Narvaiz defeated two challengers in the Republican primary.
Narvaiz is the former mayor of San Marcos, where she was re-elected to her third term in 2008. She was first elected in 2004. Before serving as mayor, she was elected to Place 3 on the City Council in 2002.
In March 2008, Narvaiz was appointed by the Texas Transportation Commission to serve on an advisory committee for the I-35 Corridor. Recently, she was one of nine statewide leaders appointed to serve on the Unfunded Mandates Task Force formed by Gov. Rick Perry.
Narvaiz is active in a wide variety of community organizations. She has served on a number of city-related boards and on the boards of many civic organizations.
Source: Associated Press
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