Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Commissioner, Precinct 1

Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe has dedicated her life to her family, her faith, and community service. She holds the distinction of being Hays County’s first woman county commissioner and previously served as a Deputy Constable after completing the Travis County Sheriff’s Academy. She carries on a family tradition of public service, following her father who also served as Commissioner for Precinct one. This precinct includes the southern and eastern portions of the county and borders Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties.

Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe is running for Re-election for Hays County Commissioner, Pct. 1

“I want to thank you for allowing me to serve you in this capacity.  It has been an absolute honor.”

Commissioner Ingalsbe was born and raised in San Marcos and Hays County, she has lived here all her life, so the decisions she makes on Commissioners Court are very important to her.

“As Hays County continues to be one of the fastest-growing Counties, in our State and Nation, we must keep up the demands on our services and infrastructure.”

Some of the services that are extremely important to Commissioner Ingalsbe are:

Transportation – great strides have been made in this area, and by partnering with our cities and TxDOT, Hays County has been able to leverage resources to improve the safety and mobility of those traveling our local and state roadways.  “I will continue these efforts, and in fact we have 9 major safety improvement projects we are currently working on in Pct. 1 and many more throughout our county.”

Health Care – By partnering with our local hospitals, Hays county is providing more and improved healthcare services, for those in need.  The County now has extended hours at the local health department and has access to specialty doctors, which they never had in the past.  “I will continue these collaborative efforts to ensure we have the best healthcare possible, for everyone.”

Water/Environment – Debbie will continue to strongly support the efforts to protect our natural resources against companies coming in and threaten our way of life.  “We must ensure we have the water for our children and for future generations, to come.”  Commissioner Ingalsbe will continue to work with property owners who want to preserve and protect their properties, through conservation easements.

Criminal Justice – “There are many needs surrounding CJ and I commit to working with everyone, to improve and implement services, programs and representation for those needing assistance.”  This past FY year, Commissioners Court approved the funding for an additional Bond Officer, created a Magistrate’s Office with 2 part-time judges and justice clerk, implemented a study, looking at benefits of Counsel at First Appearance, working with TIDC and the Neighborhood Defender Services for Holistic Defense and/or Public Defender Office and working to implement a Cite and Divert Program.  The County partnered with TIDC and were awarded funding to provide Padilla Services and to hire an Indigent Defense Coordinator.  The creation of a Mental Health Court was also approved.  “There is much more work to be done, in this area.”

Economic Development/Job Growth – Debbie has led efforts to retain and expand local businesses and she will continue to work with our local Economic Development partners to attract good, clean industry that bring better and higher-paying jobs to our county and region. 

“As your Commissioner, I will continue to be a strong supporter of voter and election integrity, public safety, and veteran and social services.”  “I will work hard to keep our taxes low, while providing services our citizens expect.”

“I humbly ask for your Vote and Support.”

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