About JR

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State Senator Jose Menendez gathered Senate District #26 Mayors

About JR

  

Growing up in the Green Briar area and attending Antonian High School, JR always knew that he wanted to live in Castle Hills. After earning his Bachelors of Business Administration from Baylor University he returned to San Antonio to buy his first home in Castle Hills. Aside from serving as Mayor, he is active member of the community; having been chosen to participate in several leadership programs as well as serving on nonprofit boards. 


JR first served as Place 1 Alderman in 2016 where he was the youngest Alderman in Castle Hills' history. As an Alderman, JR worked with State Senator Jose Menendez and State Representative Diego Bernal to work to close zoning loopholes in small municipalities like Castle Hills. JR later went on to be elected Mayor in Castle Hills in 2019. As Mayor he has provided steadfast servant leadership through some of the most challenging times in Castle Hills’ history. 

Education

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business - Waco, Texas

-Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

-Double Major: Marketing and Management

Leadership Programs

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

-Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program 2012

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

-Leadership San Antonio Class 38

North East Independent School District 

-Leadership North East 2019

The Texas Lyceum

-Lyceum Class of 2020


Awards and Honors

40 Under 40 by the San Antonio Business Journal - 2019 

Elected as Vice President for Texas Municipal League Region 7 - 2019


JR and Former City Manager, Curt Van De Walle testifying at the Capital to close zoning loopholes

JR and Former City Manager, Curt Van De Walle testifying at the Texas Capital on zoning loopholes in small municipalities.