Commissioner, Precinct 2
County government's operations are often tailored to meet the needs and resources of the community. The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery, as well as policy-making decisions about a variety of important matters.
Four commissioners serve along with the county judge on the commissioner's court. Commissioners court is responsible for building and maintaining the roads and bridges of the county, adopting the county budget and tax rate, establish precinct boundaries for commissioners and justices of the peace, determine the number and type of county employees and their compensation, acquire property for rights of way or other public uses, adopt and enforce subdivision regulations, provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection, and supervises and controls the county courthouse and other county buildings and facilities.
About Jack Shanafelt
- A lifelong Guadalupe County Resident
- A graduate of Seguin High School
- A Graduate of Southwest Texas State University, (now Texas State)
A person that actively participates and believes in his community:
- Served seven years as an elected member of Seguin City Council, including one year of Seguin Mayor Pro-Tem.
- Served two years as a school trustee of Seguin Independent School District Board of Trustees.
- A local business owner.
Member of the following local organizations:
- Seguin Chamber of Commerce
- Seguin Rotary Club
- Masonic Lodge #109
- Navarro ISD Planning Committee
- Keep Navarro Strong SPC
- Texas Game Warden Association
- Germania Farmer Verein Anhalt
"I am a life-long champion for good causes. I am a "go-to" person who wants to be part of the team to keep the county moving forward in this time of rapid growth. I want to listen and help citizens with their community concerns."
A little about Commissioner Shanafelt's Precinct:
Precinct 2 has approximately 138 miles of County Maintained Roads, and approximately 135 square miles. Three cities are partially inside Precinct 2: New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Seguin. Four ETJ's are partially inside Pct. 2: Martindale, New Braunfels, San Marcos and Seguin. At the last census there were approximately 33,000 people in this precinct, though there are probably a lot more than that now.