Precinct 3 Commissioner Marialyn Barnard

Commissioner BarnardThank you for visiting the online office of Bexar County Precinct 3 Commissioner Marialyn Barnard.

Commissioner Marialyn Barnard was born overseas to an American WWII veteran and a WWII war bride from Italy. When she was 10 years old, her family landed in San Antonio, Texas , where they put down roots. Commissioner Barnard married her high school sweetheart, Dr. Gary Barnard, and had two beautiful children. She now has four grandchildren that she enjoys spending much of her free time with.  The entire family all resides in Precinct 3. Her primary values are honoring God, loving her family, and tirelessly serving her community. 

Commissioner Barnard began her professional career as an English teacher and social worker while supporting her husband through his doctoral schooling. Her dream was to go to law school, so she made the decision to enroll at St. Mary's University School of Law in 1989. She completed law school and received her juris doctorate, all while raising her two children, who were in 5th and 8th grade students at the time she enrolled. 

Straight out of law school, Commissioner Barnard began working for several state and federal judges as a briefing attorney and later worked as a prosecuting attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She jokes that she’s worked with all the letters of the alphabet, having prosecuted fraud cases for the FBI, DEA, ATF, and a slew of other state and federal law enforcement agencies. After being aggressively recruited by a Former Head of the Western District of Texas FBI office, she accepted a position at KPMG as the Director of Forensic Litigation, traveling nationally and internationally for work.

When her mother fell ill, Commissioner Barnard knew she wanted to stop traveling and find a new position locally. CPS Energy was pleased to hire her. Five years later, Commissioner Barnard decided to submit her name for an appointment for the 4th Court of Appeals and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as Justice.  She was re-elected twice to the bench and proudly served for 10 years. 

In late 2021, Commissioner Barnard found herself being recruited again, this time by high-ranking Republicans in Bexar County. After careful consideration, Commissioner Barnard applied for the Precinct 3 County Commissioner seat and was appointed to the position on January 4, 2022.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can Commissioners Court help me with citations I have received from the Sheriff's Office?

  • No, the Commissioner's Court does not handle legal proceedings. The Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 can be contacted at 210-335-4700.

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  3. Friday, November 11

    1. Veterans Day County Offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
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  2. Thursday, November 24

    1. Thanksgiving Holiday County Offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
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