Southeast Bexar County Awareness: Texas Politics: Bexar County Constable Ruben C. Tejeda Elected to Serve

29 Year Law Enforcement Veteran

Ruben C. Tejeda
Ruben C. Tejeda

Serving his community honorably

Ruben C. Tejeda, grew up on the south side of San Antonio, a graduate of Harlandale High School and began his career in law enforcement in 1977, being elected by his community to become a Bexar County Constable. He has continuously given back to the community.

  • Instructor for underprivileged children
  • Police instructor
  • Special Programs for education- community and student development

Mr. Tejeda has received many awards for his hard work:

  • SAPD Merit Award
  • TEA Region 20 Community Service Award
  • VFW Award
  • UTSA Bilingual Education Student Organization Community Service Award

just to name a few.

Constable Tejeda requested of the County Commissioners to hire two LE Deputy Sheriff's (Bailiff) positions for added security associated with JP Precinct 1, Place 1 and Pre-Trial Services Satellite Office. The County Commissioners approved the positions on a temporary bases to be provided by Constables of Precinct 4.


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The Fight for Precinct One Constable Was a Big One

There were many takers after the position for Constable of Precinct 1. The newbies:

  • Jesse "Jay" Alaniz
  • Ray Lopez
  • Omar A. Reyes
  • Alex Quintanilla

The three aforementioned candidates worked to get their signs out, however, Mr. Quintanilla littered areas in Somerset where County Commissioner Rodriguez and Ciro Rodriguez had theirs as well.

Mr. Quintanilla served on the city council of Von Ormy, Texas as well as Mayor Pro-Tem and a member of the Deputy Constable Association of Bexar County. Showing that Mr. Quintanilla had political aspirations, not just in the field of Safety, but in city and rural politics as well. In 2009, he helped to prepare Von Ormy to establish the office of City Marshal and possibly a city police department. Growing the government of Von Ormy, while sitting as the Chair for the Emergency Services Task Force.

During the Thanksgiving holidays, Mr. Quintanilla was spotted at a Chico Rodriguez fundraiser, where Sylvia Ruiz Mendelsohn, appointed ESD#6 Board President by Commissioner Rodriguez and Liz Campos, JP involved in "hearsay" controversy with Constable Tejeda were hard at work.

Ray Lopez was awarded a seat on the ESD#6 board with Sylvia Ruiz Mendelsohn, a seat that appeared to be held only for those that would help further the causes brought forth by Sylvia Ruiz Mendelsohn and supported by Commissioner Rodriguez.

Dozens of members of the community have applied for an open position on the ESD#6 board, qualified with degrees, fire safety and protection backgrounds and have been turned down to keep the members that allow Ms. Mendelsohn and Commissioner Rodriguez to run the ESD6 as they see fit.


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jjs 5 years ago

Can anyone give any reason why we should not keep Mr. Tejeda in this Constable position? I cannot think of any instance where he has performed poorly or shirked his duties in any way. Ever heard of the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?" He's done his job. Leave him alone and let him continue to do so.


rr27 4 years ago

Obviously you have not done your research on this so called "man that gives so much back". He couldn't even fufill his duties of taking care of his judges, other precint officers had to step in to put him in place. He's bipolar and has a power issue going to his head. Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!


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Abecedarian 4 years ago from These United States, Texas Author

@rr27, It's obvious that you don't care for Mr. Tejeda, but according to commissioner's court documents, Mr. Tejeda did what was within his purview. He petitioned the commissioner's court for the added manpower for as you put it "taking care of the judges". It was the Commissioners Court members that denied him the added manpower, instead pulling "temporarily" manpower from somewhere else, thus opening a case against Mr. Tejeda. As you diagnosed him as bipolar, it leads me to wonder, where it is that you may have gotten your medical degree.

It's a shame that the county commissioner has used his power to gerrymander his wants and needs at the cost of the people that fought to get him into office and a travisty to anyone who gets in this mans way, including Mr. Tejeda.


jjs 4 years ago

I had no clue Constable Tejeda was bi-polar. I guess I've always caught him on a good day, huh.

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