LUIS E. SIFUENTES BIOGRAPHY
Luis E. Sifuentes is the Mayor of Eagle Pass, a border town along the Rio Grande with an estimated population of 29,000 residents. He was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and raised in Eagle Pass. Sifuentes is the son of Roberto and Minerva Barrera Sifuentes. Sifuentes’ father grew up as a migrant worker, served in the U.S. Navy, and has been the only deaf education teacher EPISD has ever had. Sifuentes’ mother immigrated to the U.S. after the 1954 flood in Piedras Negras and Eagle Pass. Mayor Sifuentes is a product graduate of Eagle Pass High School. He earned his B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University, and his M.Ed. in Counseling from Sul Ross State University – Rio Grande College. He is currently the Head Counselor of Eagle Pass High School. Sifuentes was first elected to Place 4 on the Eagle Pass City Council in 2008. He was reelected for four more terms. As a Councilmember, he worked to improve the City’s financial stability and infrastructure. Throughout his eleven plus years on Council he worked to pass tools to promote economic development and has worked with developers to ensure projects progress efficiently. Most recently, he has promoted the expansion of the commercial lane on the Camino Real International Bridge. Mayor Sifuentes hit the ground running and working to bring all pending projects, such as the new public safety headquarters and the sports complex to completion. He is strengthening the relationship between developers and the city to ensure projects move along efficiently. He is looking to invest in the downtown center of the city to attract investors and businesses. Mayor Sifuentes believes Downtown is the heart of a community and is working with city administration and the Council promote business and investment. He is also looking to make necessary investments to accommodate and facilitate the growth of Eagle Pass. As an educator for 28 years, Mayor Sifuentes is also focused on improving career and technology programs at EPISD and the post-secondary opportunities available through Southwest Texas Junior College and Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College. He plans to work with all stakeholders to ensure that our community offers the programs that are in high demand in our community. Mayor Sifuentes and his wife, Cynthia Sifuentes, are the proud parents of three boys and a daughter.