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Councilman Rey Saldaña

Councilman, City of San Antonio District 4

Rey Saldaña was first elected to serve as a San Antonio City Councilmember for District 4 on May 14, 2011. Councilman Saldaña is a lifelong resident of City Council District 4 and a proud graduate of South  San Antonio High School. After graduating from high school, Councilman Saldaña received a Gates  Millennium full academic scholarship to attend Stanford University in California, where he earned two  bachelor’s degrees in political science and communication, as well as a fifth-year master’s degree in  policy, organization, and leadership studies through Stanford’s School of Education.

While in California, Councilman Saldaña worked with the John W. Gardner Center and Stanford’s Institute for Research on Educational Policy and Programs to promote educational advancement through collaborative research. He also served as a coordinator for Kids with Dreams, a community program that provides therapeutic activities for children suffering from disabilities. Long a deep believer  in the importance of education, he returned to San Antonio after completing his studies at Stanford to  address educational challenges in the city. Councilman Saldaña served as the Chief Engagement Officer  for KIPP: San Antonio and has also worked with the national organization, Communities in Schools. Since  2011, Councilman Saldana has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club of  San Antonio.

Councilman Saldaña is a former captain of South San’s varsity baseball team and a three-year member of  Stanford’s baseball team, which earned a trip to the NCAA Division I College World Series in Omaha,  Nebraska in 2008. Although his playing days are now over, he continues to maintain an active lifestyle.  In his spare time, he can often be found jogging throughout the district, and encouraging his friends and  neighbors to run with him. He is joined in San Antonio by his parents, Reynold and Marisela Saldaña, and  four siblings: Vanessa, Rodrigo, Rene, and Ramiro. On December 13, 2014, Rey married Jessica Flynn at a  ceremony held at San Fernando Cathedral. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Rey  and Jessica recently purchased a new home in the heart of District 4 and serve as foster parents for two  rescue dogs.

My Sessions

Make sure you get to Port SA early for our 2nd Annual Opening Ceremony featuring words from County Judge Nelson Wolff , COSA District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña, and COSA Staff as well as a Keynote presentation from CEO and Founder of WiseWear, Jerry Wilmink!   8:30-9:00              Theater Opens – Light Refreshments 8:55-9:00              Call to […]

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