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Aquifer district board members seek re-election

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Both the president and the vice president of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Board of Directors have filed the necessary documents to run for re-election in November. Blayne Stansberry, who is president, represents Precinct 2 and was first elected in 2014. On the district’ s website, Stansberry notes, “As a civil engineer, like my father was before me, I recognize water is our most undervalued resource and yet fundamental for life on the planet. In my work, I deal with protecting our creeks from erosion and improving the quality of stormwater runoff to our creeks and recharge features. I also design water distribution systems to provide the clean water people depend on.” Craig Smith, the board member representing Precinct 5, has served on the board for the past 20 years. Smith is an attorney and a year-round daily swimmer at Barton Springs. He retired from the Travis County Attorney’s Office, but still works on energy and water conservation. Smith also serves as vice president of the Save Barton Creek Association. A spokesperson for the district said that no other candidates had filed for the board positions as of Tuesday.

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