Councilperson at Large Place C
Councilmember Raul C. Ojeda, Jr. was elected to a four-year term for Council District 2 At Large for the City of Del Rio, following a runoff election in May 2018. Councilman Ojeda is a Del Rio native, grew up in El Ricon del Diablo in the San Felipe neighborhood, and is proud graduate of the class of 2001 from Del Rio High School. He enrolled at the University of North Texas later that year in the fall, and completed his Bachelor of Arts with a BA in Spanish and a minor in Social Sciences, August 2005. While at the UNT he was fortunate to have studied Spanish literature abroad at the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. Soon after college he moved to his favorite major U.S city -New York- where he worked for an architecture firm. After returning to Del Rio, Tx he taught Algebra at Del Rio High School.
Councilman Ojeda is passionate about public service and worked for Texas House District 74 during the 81st Legislature in Austin. Additionally, Ojeda worked at the Meyerson Symphony Center and the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas as a cultural programs coordinator; the center is a division of the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs and is a leading institution for Latino arts and culture in the state of Texas. He has completed graduate courses working towards a masters degree in Humanities at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
His interests include ancient art and architecture, cosmology, Roman and Greek history and their respective languages. He enjoys going to the gym, floristry, yoga, fencing, and skiing. He understands his hometown is full of potential and his goal is to help realize that potential with the talents of the constituency.