Southeast Bexar County Awareness: Texas Politics: Bexar County Constable Ruben C. Tejeda Elected to Serve
29 Year Law Enforcement Veteran
ESD6 Board Treasurer and Alex Quintanilla at Chico Rodriguez Fundraiser
- Luisa Vargas with Mr. and Mrs. Alex Quintanilla | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Luisa Vargas with Mr. and Mrs. Alex Quintanilla
- Liz Campos and Sylvia Mendelsohn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Liz Campos and Sylvia Mendelsohn
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.
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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