I moved to Bastrop after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. My dream was live in an old house in a small town where all my children and their children would group up together….feels like I’m living my dream. My private appraisal practice in located in downtown Bastrop. I value houses in and around rural communities, covering over 16,000 miles, from Rosebud to Nixon. Not all of the small towns around us have changed as much as Bastrop but most face similar challenges such as maintenance of infrastructure and facilities and financially responsible growth. In addition to specializing in rural residential appraisals, I have opportunity to travel to Washington DC with ASFMRA as a representative of rural housing values.  Absolutely love my home, family, and work…all provide insight into being a positive and contributing member of the Bastrop City Council.

Deborah Jones (Incumbent)

Dock Jackson


Dock Jackson is a fifth-generation Bastropian with extensive experience in public service, public policy and problem solving. He has served over 24 years on the Bastrop City Council. He recently retired from Bastrop County and was previously Program & Special Events Manager at the City of Austin and Parks, Recreation and Special Services Director at the City of Elgin.


Mr. Jackson is past president of the Texas Municipal League and a past member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. As a leader with TML, he has worked closely with a diverse group of community leaders statewide to improve the quality of life for the people of Texas. 


Mr. Jackson has been active in the Bastrop community and serves on the Kerr Community Center Board, the Bastrop MLK Scholarship Committee and was a Charter Member on the Bastrop Main Street Board among other organizations. He was founder of the Bastrop County MLK Holiday Commission and still coordinates its annual walk which rotates between Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville. He formed the first Bastrop Juneteenth Committee over 30 years ago with a group of volunteers that was the inspiration for the annual event we celebrate today. He is a member of Ascension Catholic Church and is an avid Coca Cola Collector and die hard fan of the University of Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees.