Meet Terry


A registered nurse with a master’s degree in health services administration, I also serve as vice chair of the Buda Historical Preservation Commission and am a graduate of the Buda Citizen’s Academy. I have a son, daughter and two wonderful grandchildren.

Terry is a native of Michigan who arrived in Texas in 1981 to attend graduate school. She has lived in Buda since 2012, moving here from Lake Jackson to pursue a job opportunity. She is a registered nurse who is currently working as a case manager for Ascension Seton Hays hospital in Kyle.

Being involved in community work has always been important to Terry. In Lake Jackson she was a member of the Junior Service League for many years and served as Treasurer Elect and Treasurer. She was President of Project Graduation for Brazoswood High School’s class of 2010 and served 2 terms as treasurer of the drill team booster club. She also was a member of the City of Lake Jackson’s Senior Citizens Commission for multiple terms.

Terry is a graduate of Michigan State University (Go Green!) and the University of Houston-Clear Lake where she earned a Master of Science degree in health services administration. She is a licensed nursing facility administrator. Since moving to Buda, she has graduated from the Buda Citizen's Academy, and is in her third year on the Buda Historical Preservation Commission, serving as Vice Chair.

Terry's children are both graduates of Texas schools. Her son, Scott Thayer, graduated from Texas Tech and the UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry. As of September 2019, he will practice as an endodontist in College Station. Her daughter, Kara Thayer, graduated from Texas State, and is now a high school dance teacher in the Houston area. She has two adorable grandkids: John Beckett, age 2 and Lennon Celeste who was born June 28, 2019.

Why I'm Running



You deserve a city government that meets the challenges of growth and change with openness and improved communication with its citizens.

Fiscal Responsibility

Fiscal Responsibilty

To prosper, Buda needs smart, detail-oriented fiscal management and city council members who are not afraid to ask hard questions about finances and project budgets.

Keeping Buda, Buda

Keeping Buda, Buda

I want to keep Buda’s small-town atmosphere, maintain its historic feel, and support small family businesses.

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