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Who is Running for Hays County Judge in the 2023 Election?

The race for Hays County Judge will consist of one primary election and one general election. The incumbent, Judge Ruben Beccera will face Democratic challenger Brandon Burleson in the primary election.

The winner of the March 1, 2022 primary will compete against Republican candidate Mark Jones.

Photo from Hays County Sample Ballot
Photo from Hays County Sample Ballot

Judge Ruben Beccera, Incumbent

Photo from Judge Ruben Beccera’s Twitter Account

In review of digital platforms, we were unable to find a campaign page for Judge Beccera.

Judge Beccera does have a Twitter page:

And a Facebook page:

Brandon Burleson, Democratic Challenger

Photo from Brandon Burleson’s Facebook

As with Judge Beccera, we were unable to find a campaign page for Mr. Burleson.

We did locate a Facebook page which has campaign matters:

Be sure to research the candidates and follow their social media presence. The winner of the March 1, 2022, primary will face off with Mark Jones, Republican candidate.

Mark Jones, Republican Challenger

Photo from Mark Jones’ Facebook

Mr. Jones does have a campaign website:

His campaign webpage provides the following:

“Mark Jones is currently serving his second term as Hays County Commissioner for Precinct 2, which includes the communities of Buda, portions of Kyle, Mountain City, the City of Hays, Neiderwald, and Uhland.

As county commissioner, Mark has championed transportation improvements, including a major expansion of FM 1626 and moving State Highway 45 SW from a dream into reality. He also led improvements to traffic flow and driver safety on FM 967, FM 2001, IH-35 in Kyle, Dacy Lane, SH 21, and neighborhood roads throughout northern Hays County.

A fiscal conservative, Mark has held the line on county taxes and spending, and maintained sensible and predictable regulations to promote economic growth throughout Hays County. By also making public safety a priority, Mark and his colleagues on the Commissioner’s Court have helped to protect Hays County’s reputation for low crime and high quality of life.

Prior to his election as county commissioner, Mark was a two-term trustee and vice president of the Hays CISD School Board. In that capacity, he was responsible for leading one of Hays County’s largest employers and managing a budget in excess of $100 million. Under Mark’s leadership, the school district opened four new schools and developed long-term plans for growth and improved student performance.

Mark has also served on the Board of Directors for the Plum Creek Conservation District, a regional water district spanning two counties. Mark is married for more than three decades to Kerri, a public schools teacher. They have three grown children and attend First Baptist Church of Kyle, where Mark has served as a Deacon.”

Mr. Jones also has a Facebook:

Again, be sure to research the candidates. Follow their social media presence. Learn as much as you would like to before you cast your vote and vote for whomever you feel is the best option for you and Hays County.