At the Sept. 26, 2023, meeting, Boerne City Council members voted 5-0 to appoint Bret Bunker to represent District 4.
“I wanted to give back to the city that has been such a big part of my life,” Bunker said. “There is no place I would rather live and raise my family, and I felt I owed it to my community to do my part to keep Boerne an amazing place to live.”
Previous District 4 Councilman Bryce Boddie resigned his position Sept. 12, 2023, after moving outside the city limits. Boddie was appointed to Council in July 2020 and was reelected in 2021 and 2023.
Bunker believes public service is the cornerstone of our country and a representative democracy cannot function without good people volunteering their time to serve their communities.
Bunker will take over the District 4 seat at the Oct. 10, 2023, meeting and serve the remainder of the term, which will expire in May 2025.
A Boerne native, Bunker is the social studies coordinator for Borne ISD where he oversees the subject’s instruction and related activities for the district. He has taught social studies at Boerne ISD since 2006 and was named Teacher of the Year in 2015.
“Working with students gives me insights into the needs, concerns, and aspirations of young people in our community,” Bunker said. “My experience with parents and other community members will help foster community involvement and has prepared me to address community concerns.”
City Council had 30 days to fill the vacancy from the time of Boddie’s resignation. The filing period for candidates was September 13 – 22. The City received one application for the open seat and City Council interviewed Bunker in executive session before voting to appoint him to fill the remainder of the term.