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Pete Saenz

Pete Saenz “New Voice; New Vision” agenda is focused on bringing trust and transparency to city government and bringing new industry and jobs to Laredo. He was elected Mayor in November 2014.Saenz is a third-generation son of Laredo. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Animal Science and Range Management from Texas A&I University. He also earned a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.Saenz built a highly successful and distinguished law practice concentrating in Oil and Gas Law. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Pete has always been a devoted servant of his community. Previously, Saenz was elected for 12 years to the Laredo Community College (LCC) Board; four of which he served as Board President. He was instrumental in the planning and construction of the LCC South Campus.He has also served on other numerous community boards and advisory committees, including president of the South Texas Food Bank and president of the Laredo Affordable Housing Corporation.He and his wife, Minerva “Meva”, raised three children, all of whom earned degrees from institutions of higher learning.� Pete and Meva are now the proud grandparents of five young grandchildren.