SDHS graduate wants to be a 'voice for the people'

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

Candidate for Duval County Attorney in the March Primary David R. Rangel says he wants to be a new voice for the people.

"My one true goal is to do the best job possible for the citizens," he said. "I want to make all of the citizens in Duval County feel proud of their decision to support me."

Rangel graduated from San Diego High School in 1995 with honors and earned a degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University of Kingsville in 2000.

Three years later he earned a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.

Afterward, Rangel worked with the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, or Texas Rural Legal Aid, and Shelton and Valadez, P.C. in San Antonio.

Rangel says his family has a long history of community service.

His grandfather was the late Alonzo Lopez Sr. who served as constable in Pct. 1 for more than 30 years.

His mother, Janie Lopez, currently serves on the San Diego City Council.

"My grandfather taught me that the most important things an elected official should do are to serve the people, represent the people and be a voice for the people," Rangel said. "He instilled a strong sense of community service in me, and now after receiving my education I feel it is time to give back to Duval County."

Rangel says he wants to return the power of politics back to the people and asks citizens of Duval County, "How may I help you?"

Rangel is a former writer for The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Mexican American Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Rangel is employed with the Alvarez Law Firm in Laredo, Texas and resides in San Diego.