Incorporated in 1948, Buda is a Home Rule City and is governed by council-manager form of government. Council members and the Mayor are elected citywide and must reside in the city limits. Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers in City Hall.
|Angela Kennedy||Place 1|
|Wiley Hopkins||Place 2|
|Joes Montoya||Place 3|
|George Haehn||Place 4|
|Eileen Altmiller||Place 5|
|Bobby Lane||Place 6|
|Kenneth Williams||City Manager|
Hays County is governed by the Commissioners Court, which consists of one commissioner for each of Hays County's four precincts, and a County Judge who presides over the Court. The Hays County Commissioners hold Court every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse, which is located in San Marcos.
|Bert Cobb M.D.||County Judge|
|Debbie Ingalsbe||Commissioner, Precinct 1|
|Mark Jones||Commissioner, Precinct 2|
|Will Conley||Commissioner, Precinct 3|
|Ray Whisenant||Commissioner, Precinct 4|
Buda is represented by one Senator and one Representative on the State level.