Commissioner Precinct 3
About Commissioner Carpenter
Michael Carpenter was elected to begin his first term on commissioner's court on November 3rd, 2020.
Prior to joining the court, the commissioner served as the eighth mayor of Schertz, Texas, from November of 2012 to November of 2019. He was first elected to the Schertz City Council, place 5, in May of 2005, and then re-elected in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
The commissioner also served as the president of Region 7 of the Texas Municipal League from August of 2017 to August of 2019, chairman of the Northeast Partnership for Economic Development (an organization made up of 12 member cities along the southern end of the Austin-San Antonio corridor) from 2016 to 2019, a founding member of the Guadalupe County Regional Mayors Association, a member of the Greater Bexar County Council of Cities, a member of the Alamo Area Council of Governments and as a member of the Suburban Cities Council of Bexar County.
The Memphis, Tennessee native is married to Melissa (also from Memphis), his wife of 27 years. Melissa works as a real estate agent in Guadalupe and surrounding counties. Michael and Missy have two sons.
Mr. Carpenter graduated with honors in 1994 from State Technical Institute at Memphis (now Southwest Tennessee Community College) with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies. In 1996, he graduated with honors from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. In 1996 and 1997, he attended St. Mary’s University master’s program in clinical psychology. In 2004, he graduated from Webster University with a master’s degree in business administration.