Reynaldo T. (Ray) Lopez, was elected to the 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 including over 200K residents. House District 125 includes the City of Leon Valley, three school districts, as well as 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 and retirees.
Professionally Representative Lopez worked for over 35 years as a Communications Executive from AT&T. As such he led a team of technology professionals who were responsible for a multimillion-dollar business portfolio. After retiring from AT&T he embraced entrepreneurship and opened his own small business.
Representative Lopez is an advocate for veterans, seniors, public education, and working Texas families. He has a longstanding commitment to public service and is dedicated to actively working to help his community.
Immediately following high school, he enlisted in 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 and served as Board President.
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 championed the effort to create the Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center. He paved the way for PreK-4-SA campuses across the city of San Antonio.
He 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.
As a freshman member of the Texas Legislature, Representative Lopez made history when he took office in the middle of the 86th Session by gaining permission to suspend the house rules that would allow him to file Texas House Bill 4754. He would later successfully carry this important piece of legislation.
He is currently serving on the Defense and Veteran’s Affairs as well as the County Committees.
Representative Lopez has been married to his high school sweetheart Evelyn. They have four adult children: Vicky, Rey Jr., Angelo, and Christopher. Together they enjoy spending time with their family and spoiling their 14 grandchildren.