Mary Penson, elected for Ward 1 in 2013, is a Native of Elgin. She graduated in 1983 from Elgin High School and attended the The University of Texas in Austin. Mary has 2 daughters, Marissa Hardeman and Frances Bonner. She is employed with the United States Postal Service as a City Carrier since 1998. She became a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 2012 where she serves as the assistant secretary. I am a member of the Strait Gate Fellowship Baptist Church where she sings in the choir. Mary says she is proud to represent Ward 1!