The Honorable Susan Narvaiz is President and CEO of Core Strategies, Inc., a business she established in June 1997 which provides consulting services in the area of Organizational Transformation, Public Policy, Civic Engagement, Public Relations, Human Resources, Employment, Training and Facilitation.
Susan was the 2012 Republican Nominee for U. S. Congress in Texas’ 35th District. She is the former mayor of San Marcos, Texas where she was re-elected to her third term as Mayor on Nov. 4, 2008. She was first elected by the people of San Marcos in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006. Before serving as Mayor, she was elected to Place 3 on the City Council in 2002.
She is a Past Chair of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) where she served on the Executive Committee since 2004. She has served on the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy Committee for the National League of Cities, on the Intergovernmental Relations Task Force for the Texas Municipal League and as the President of the San Marcos Hays County EMS Board of Directors. She also served on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Board of Directors. Susan served as the first chair of the Hays-Caldwell Public Utility Agency and continued in that role until January of 2011. Narvaiz served as a Board Member and on the Advocacy Committee for Girl Scouts of Central Texas, as a Board Member and Secretary of Freedom Legacy International and was a member of the Advisory Council for the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas and on the Texas State CAMCO Board.
In March 2008, Susan Narvaiz was appointed by the Texas Transportation Commission to serve on an advisory committee for the I-35 Corridor. The committee recently submitted the MY35 Report to the Commission which provides recommendations for future transportation planning based on projected I35 corridor development and economic, political, societal and population trends. Recently, Susan was one of nine leaders statewide appointed to serve on the Unfunded Mandates Task Force by Governor Rick Perry.
Susan Narvaiz is very active in a wide variety of community organizations. She has served on a number of city-related boards and on boards of many civic organizations.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Susan moved to San Antonio when she was young and became a resident of San Marcos in 1995. She is married to Mike Narvaiz and they share in the lives of their children and ten grandchildren.
Joshua E. Garrett
Central District Political Director
Susan Narvaiz for U.S. Congress