City Council Election 2011: District 6

Ray Lopez

Phone: (210) 680-5106

Email: [email protected]


Bio: Ray Lopez, a retired from AT&T marketing director, held a spot on the Northside ISD board before being elected to council in 2009. While he’s gained a long list of endorsements, Lopez drew fire this year when emails surfaced showing he suggested his private IT firm, REV Enterprises, do business with WellMed in 2009, just as the group was looking to set up a senior center in the councilman’s district. An ethics complaint against Lopez was never filed with the city.  

Endorsements: Judge Nelson Wolff, County Judge; Katie N. Reed, Education Leader; Stephany Martinez, Education Leader; LTC Robert Valle, Former Commander, Camp Bullis; Lucy Hall, Community Leader; Gloria Sterling-McGill, Community Leader; Joe and Minnie Sanchez, Community Lead; George Block, Child Advocate; Michael Gonzales, Local Business Owner and former Candidate for District 6; Romulo Trevino, Local Business Owner in District 6; Rudi R. Rodriguez, Local Business Owner in District 6; Stonewall Democrats

Current coverage: Questionable choices mark three seeking reelection

Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $39,860



Steve Shamblen

Phone: (210) 673-7581

Websites:, Facebook

Bio: Steve Shamblen founded the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in 2000 and ran it until 2005. Shamblen holds degrees in aircraft maintenance, electronics and drafting and design. Shamblen, who is unemployed and disabled, has said he wants to build an after-school youth center in D6.

Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $0

On the Record: Current Candidate Questionnaire



Pete Galaviz

Phone: (210) 396-2808

Bio: Pete is a business owner and engineering consultant. This is his fourth time running for the seat.

Campaign Contributions (as April 14): $0





Find out what district you live in, how to register to vote, information on the the other districts and more in our 2011 City Council Election Guide.