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David L. Peterson, County Constable, Precinct 1, Democratic Party (Incumbent)

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Friday, September 25, 2020

David L. Peterson, Democrat, is running for re-election for the position of Hays County Constable, Precinct 1.

David Peterson is a long-time resident of Hays County. David raised three boys and one girl. He grew up in a family of 11 kids in the San Marcos area of Texas. His vast law enforcement experience of over 35 years has greatly instilled his belief in the importance of responsive and trustworthy law enforcement.

David has witnessed first-hand the importance of serving diverse communities in our precinct of all ethnic backgrounds and people from across party lines, each with their own community and culture. David will use his law enforcement and business experience to improve the performance and accountability in the Precinct 1 Constable’s office and on the streets.

​​David believes that leadership starts at the top with a Constable who is dedicated to his duties and performs them effectively and efficiently. He is committed to community service, professionalism, integrity and trust. He will continue to promote and encourage the same qualities within the staff of the Constable’s office.

As your Constable, he will lead this office with dedication and commitment. He will build and restore relationships between the public and law enforcement. Our relationship will create transparency that we can all be proud of.

  • Born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Graduated from San Marcos High School in 1974
  • Hays County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Academy in 1989
  • Southwest Law Enforcement Academy 1985
  • 35 years of Law Enforcement experience

 Experience and Certifications:

  • 1987 Reserve Hays County Deputy
  • Advanced Human Trafficking
  • ALERRT Reenactment
  • Bexar County Sheriff's Academy
  • Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas
  • Civil Process Courses for Constables
  • Constable Leadership College Module, I, II, III at Blackwood LEMIT
  • Certified Master Peace Officer
  • Family Violence
  • FEMA National Rescue
  • First Line Supervisor Training
  • Instructor - Basic Proficiency
  • Filed Training Officer
  • Killeen Police Academy - FTO
  • Mental Health Peace Officer
  • Court Security Certified - Risk & Safety Management
  • Jailer Certificate
  • Previous Mounted Patrol Officer (HCSO)
  • Previous Warrant Officer (HCSO)
  • Previous Sergeant of Patrol (HCSO)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Travis County Sheriff's Academy

Organization Membership & Community Involvement:

  • American Gi Forum
  • Fraternal Order of Police * San Marcos Lodge Mason
  • Hays County Livestock Show
  • League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 654
  • LBJ Museum Golf Tournament
  • Member of the Juneteenth Foundation - San Marcos Juneteenth BBQ Charity Director & Chairman
  • Member of the Burke Center Board
  • Member of the Scheib Board
  • Member Nosotros La Gente
  • Member of the LULAC Club
  • Member of NWACP
  • Member of the Lions Club
  • Member of the Justice of the Peace & Constables Association
  • Member of the Central Justice of the Peace and Constables Association
  • Community involvement with the Cinco De Mayo
  • Community involvement with the CASA Program
  • Associated with San Marcos, Crockett, Bowie Travis, Mendez DeZavala High School Scholarships 
  • Optimist Club of San Marcos
  • Previous Member of MOPS
  • San Marcos High School Band Booster
  • Special Olympics
  • Storeyville School Participant
  • Texas Municipal Police Association
  • Wounded Warriors


  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)* Hill Country Lodge #23 * San Marcos, Texas * Fraternal Order of Police
  • HCLEA * Hays County Law Enforcement Association * CLEAT
  • Hays County Women's Political Caucus * National Women's Political Caucus
  • San Marcos Police Association 


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