Marcus Pena Profiled In The Sealy News
|January 10, 2013||Posted by steveparkhurst under 2012 election, Republicans|
Newly sworn in Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, a young, Hispanic Republican, was profiled in The Sealy News today.
The article started this way:
Marcus Pena isn’t new to blazing trails.
He was the first in his family to graduate high school and college. He won his first election into the tax collector/assessor office last November, and with that win became the first Latino elected to a county position in Austin County.
He took office Jan. 1, starting off the New Year in a new job and he’s already hard at work.
The article continued:
After getting a Bible school Bachelor’s in theology as well as a degree in accounting at Texas Tech, he decided to move to Austin County, where he’s been for the past 14 years.
“It has a small town feel, I got used to it up in Lubbock and I have never regretted it,” he said.
Pena, who enjoys deer hunting, rock climbing and basketball, became active in the Austin County Republicans early on in his move and began asking questions about what was going on.
And the article finally concluded:
But most importantly, he wants residents to know that he is committed to running an efficient and adaptive office to get information as quickly as possible to the community.
“We’re here to serve. We’re here to serve our community and it’s not the other way around,” he said. “That’s what I want to do, that’s what I plan to do is serve my county as best as I can.”