To inform voters where candidates stand on issues related to aggregate production operations (APOs), quarries, open-pit mining, and similar facilities, we developed and sent a candidate questionnaire to seven contestants in the upcoming November general election.

Candidates are asked to answer several questions and state their positions on issues related to the protection of residents and natural resources from the hazards of aggressive expansion and insufficient permitting, monitoring, and supervision of the aggregate industry. Questions cover issues of water, air, caves and caverns, as well as eminent domain.

We are covering the following races:

  • State Representative, District 73
  • Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 1
  • Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 3

The questionnaire was sent to the following candidates:

  • Kyle Biedermann
  • Donna Eccleston
  • Ivan Foster
  • Colette Nies
  • Stephanie Phillips
  • Lindsay Poisel
  • Kevin Webb

Candidates have until September 23 to submit responses, which will then be included verbatim in the results we compile and report on our website, email lists, and social media properties in October. Candidates who do not reply will be marked as “No response received.” Any candidate not receiving a questionnaire should promptly contact

Preserve Our Hill Country Environment is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization formed to preserve, protect, and restore the land, water, air, wildlife, unique features, and quality of life in the Texas Hill Country from the aggressive and insufficiently regulated expansion of the aggregate industry.