Brenda Gunter to Announce Bid for 2017 Mayor ElectionPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX - Local business woman Brenda Gunter will be announcing her intent to run for mayor of San Angelo in the 2017 May election.
At a press conference tomorrow, Gunter will outline her reasons for seeking the office in a brief announcement. She will announce her bid in front of Legend Jewelers at 18 E. Concho Downtown at 3 p.m., according to a press release sent out to local press.
"Small businesses drive San Angelo’s economy," said Gunter. "My focus will be creating a game plan to help them succeed.”
Gunter was born in Winona, Kansas (Population 300). She attended college at Kansas State University, then worked her way up from executive training at Sanger-Harris in Dallas to vice presidencies at Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales in New York City. She was eventually named president of the Calvin Klein collection in New York.
Gunter married prominent San Angelo businessman Ken Gunter in the 90s and moved to San Angelo. She owns and operates Miss Hattie’s restaurant, and has become known for serving civic organizations for the past 20 years. The press release noted that Gunter "has been instrumental" in the revitalization of downtown and the creation of the TIRZ program to help local businesses.
She was named San Angelo’s 2009 Citizen of the Year, served as the 2010 United Way Campaign chair and has received awards for the Girl Scout’s Women of Distinction and the Standard-Times’ Jefferson Award.