Texas House Member

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Rep. Lopez, Ray

District 125

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.908

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0669

(512) 463-5074 Fax

District Address:

5309 Wurzbach Road, Suite 200-9

San Antonio, Texas 78238

Counties Represented:

Bexar (part)

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Biography

Reynaldo T. (Ray) Lopez, was elected to the 86th Texas Legislature on March 12th, 2019 to serve House District 125. District 125 encompasses much of San Antonio’s culturally diverse West and Northwest Sides. House District 125 includes the City of Leon Valley, three independent school districts, and prestigious institutions of higher education: St. Mary’s and Our Lady of the Lake Universities. District 125 has over 170,000 residents, many of whom are military or civil service employees.

In addition to years as a small business owner, Representative Lopez is an accomplished corporate professional with over 35 years of experience in the information and telecommunications industry. A retired Executive from AT&T, he led a team of technology professionals who were responsible for a multimillion-dollar business portfolio. His various responsibilities included managing relationships for AT&T’s Signature Client Division. He identified key business drivers and fostered relationships with his clients, focusing on developing and executing effective long-term telecommunications strategies.

In conjunction with his professional experience, Ray has a longstanding, strong commitment to public service and helping others. Immediately following high school, Rep. Lopez joined the United States Armed Forces where he served 14 years in the Army Reserve. In 1990, he was elected to the North Side Independent School District’s Board of Trustees where he was a champion for public education, serving as Board President.

Representative Lopez strongly advocates for veterans, seniors, public education, and working Texas families. A graduate of Harlandale High School, there he met the love of his life and has been happily married for over 48 years.

In 2004, Representative Lopez was elected to the San Antonio City Council where he represented the people of Council District 6 for four consecutive terms until reaching his term limit. While on Council, Rep. Lopez helped to establish a paragon for senior care at the Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, paved the way for PreK-4-SA campuses across the city of San Antonio, and cast votes based upon his values, his goals for the City of San Antonio, and the interests of his constituents.

Rep. Lopez has received wide recognition for his professional and civic accomplishments including being named to AT&T's Leaders Council & Circle of Excellence. He was also inducted into the Harlandale Independent School District Hall of Fame for his lifelong work in education and community service. For the 86th Legislature, Representative Lopez sits on Defense and Veteran’s Affairs and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committees where he will tackle the difficult issues that affect veterans, children, and Texas families.

Ray and his wife Evelyn have four grown children: Ray Jr., Viki, Angelo, and Christopher. Besides their hobbies of golfing, sailing, and skiing, Ray and Evelyn enjoy spending time with their family and spoiling their 14 grandchildren.

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