Ramiro Veliz, III was elected to District IV on November 6, 2012. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas and is the son of the Honorable Judge Ramiro Veliz, Jr., and Amelia Veliz. He has a twin brother, Jorge, who is a Peace Officer at the Webb County Constable’s Office Precinct #2 and he also has a younger brother, Eddy, who is the Finance Manager at a local auto dealership.
Mr. Veliz attended H.B. Zachary Elementary School, Cigarroa Middle School, and graduated in 2000 from Cigarroa High School. He attended Laredo Community College and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2010. He also attended South Texas Regional Police Academy at Laredo Community College and completed studies with Top of the Class honors obtaining state certification as a Peace Officer. Mr. Veliz plans to continue his studies towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice by enrolling at Texas A&M International University in the near future.
He has been married for 12 years to Aide Veliz and they have four children; Ramiro IV, Gabriela, Adriana, and Adrian. His oldest children attend local area schools. His wife is an elementary teacher at L.I.S.D.
Mr. Veliz has been a resident of District IV for over eight years and decided to run for the UISD Board for several reasons. “I believe change was already needed and many people had voiced their support for my intention to run. I plan on working very closely with my fellow Board Members, with District Administrators, School Administrators, all U.I.S.D. employees, and with the parents of the children”, Veliz stated. “I will have an open mind in facing the various issues present at U.I.S.D. and will dedicate myself towards continuing the success of the District”, he added.