During the final week of applications for the election ballot, Mrs. Judy Eychner has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Kerrville City Council. Eychner will seek election to Place 3, which is currently occupied by Mary Ellen Summerlin, who has decided not to run for election this year. Eychner will compete against Gary Cooper, an EIC member who has also filed for Place 3.
Eychner is a long-time Kerrville resident, having moved here with her husband George in 1989. Judy was a teacher at Notre Dame School and in the Kerrville Independent School District, an executive director of the Mount Wesley Conference Center, and for the past 14 years, a full-time Realtor. Eychner is currently employed as a real estate agent with Century 21 The Hills of Kerrville.
Mrs. Eychner serves on the Kerr County Habitat for Humanity board, the Dietert Center board, the City of Kerrville Zoning Board of Adjustments, and the Kerr County Appraisal District (KCAD) board. In addition, she is a member of the noon Rotary Club of Kerrville, the Kerrville Board of Realtors, and a long-time member of First United Methodist Church of Kerrville.
“As a local and full-time realtor in the Kerrville area for 14 years, I see first hand on a daily basis the importance of the city’s oversight and decisions in both the business and residential side of Kerrville… This is a pivotal time in the life of our city. There are decisions to be made that will affect not just our young people but the young people in years to come. I would like to be a positive part of that process and I believe I have the experience, knowledge, and longevity of living here to make a significant impact.”
Judy and her husband George grew up in Nebraska before coming to Texas via George’s service in the US Air Force. Judy graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln with a degree in business education. The Eychners moved to Kerrville from San Angelo following George’s retirement from the military. They have three children (two of which graduated from Tivy High School), and seven grandchildren.
Early voting for City Council begins on April 23 and runs through May 1. Election Day is May 5, 2018. The last day to register to vote in this election is April 5. See our Voting page for more information on how to register and vote in this very important election!