City Council Election 2011: District 3

Jennifer Ramos (incumbent)

Phone: (210) 815-5676

Email: [email protected]


Bio: Jennifer Ramos, who has held the D3 seat since 2008, had to fight a swath of damaging ethics charges in the run up to this year’s campaign. Early in the year, the sister of Ramos’ main challenger launched an ethics complaint with the city claiming a string of emails between Ramos and her then-employer proved the councilwoman massaged her employer’s interests at city hall. Early this month, Ramos gave an emotional testimony before the city’s Ethics Review Board, calling the charges frivolous and “blatantly unfair” during an election campaign. The board cleared Ramos of the most serious charges, but agreed to issue what amounted to a sternly-worded letter saying the councilwoman shouldn’t have used city computers for outside business.

Ramos graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from University of the Incarnate Word, and prior to being a councilwoman served on the trustee board of the Alamo Community College District. Ramos currently chair’s the city’s Quality of Life Committee.

Endorsements: State Representative Joe Farias, State Representative Roland Gutierrez, County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, Constable Ruben C. Tejeda, Constable Robert “Mike” Blout, Former County Commissioner & District 3 Councilwoman Helen Dutmer, Former District 3 Councilwoman Lynda Billa Burke, Former District 3 Councilwoman Debra Guerrero, Former District 3 Councilwoman Toni Moorhouse

Current coverage: Questionable choices mark three seeking reelection

Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $61,068



Liz Campos

Phone: (210) 744-5664

Websites:, Facebook

Bio: Liz Campos’ sister, Tina Cortez, launched an ethics complaint against incumbent Jennifer Ramos, lighting a fire under the D3 race. While Campos mainly steered clear of commenting on the charges against the councilwoman (her sister did most of the talking), Ramos insisted the sisters strategically timed the ethics complaint to give Campos’ campaign a shot in the arm. At her ethics hearing, Ramos shot back at Campos calling her an “ambitious wannabe politician.”

Campos has worked as an office administrator for various local attorneys, including the office of State Sen. Carlos Uresti. She is currently the Executive Administrator of MAPCO, Inc.

Endorsements: Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti

Current coverage: Questionable choices mark three seeking reelection

Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $16,090



Ernest Zamora, Jr.

Websites: Facebook,

Bio: Zamora grew up and currently resides on the southeast side. A video editor, Zamora started working with the San Japan Convention, SA’s major anime gathering, in 2008. In 2005, Zamora’s “Anime Fun” TV program tied for 3rd in the Current’s “Best of Public Access” category. He’s currently an auto technician at Ernest Auto Repair.

Campaign Contributions (as of April 14): $0

On the Record: Current Candidate Questionnaire




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.




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