In the interest of better informing voters where candidates stand on issues related to aggregate production operations, quarries, open-pit mining, and similar facilities, Preserve Our Hill Country Environment, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek have developed and sent a candidate questionnaire to three candidates running in a key, selected March 2020 primary contest.

Candidates are asked to answer five 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.

All candidates certified by the Texas Secretary of State running for the office of Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 1 will be included in the results.

The questionnaire was sent to the following candidates:

  • Donna Eccleston
  • Lindsay Poisel
  • Richard Smith

Candidates have until January 31 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 early February. Candidates who do not reply will be marked as “No response received.” Any candidate not receiving a questionnaire should promptly contact

We look forward to sending candidate questionnaires this summer to candidates who will be participating in the 2020 General Election, in this and additional selected key races.

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.