San Marcos City Council Appoints Jay Petrek to Vacant Council Seat


On Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6 pm, the San Marcos City Council unanimously decided to appoint Jay Petrek to fill a vacant seat after interviewing 24 city residents for the position. Petrek was officially sworn in the same evening.San Marcos City Council appoints Jay Petrek to fill vacant seat

The vacancy was created after Council Member Rebecca Jones was elected Mayor during the November 2018 election.

The term of the vacant, at-large council seat is from the date of appointment to December 2020.

Council Member Petrek, who also serves as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Escondido, has been a resident of San Marcos for 25 years and has served on the San Marcos Unified School Board, the San Marcos Ridgeline Taskforce, and is a former Parent Club President for San Marcos High School.

After his appointment, Petrek shared his excitement about joining the new council and is eager to get to work.

All San Marcos City Council meetings will be rebroadcast on San Marcos TV on Cox Communications Channel 19, Charter Spectrum Channel 24, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or on demand at Meeting agendas and minutes are also available on the same web page.
For more information about the council appointment process or public meetings in San Marcos, contact the City Clerk Phil Scollick at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3105 or For media inquiries, contact Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald at (760) 566-5812 or smacdonald


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