Manny Pelaez

District 8 councilmember Manny Pelaez was elected to San Antonio's City Council for District 8 in June 2017. He is an experienced business and community leader and attorney.

During his time practicing law, Manny represented more than 175 homeowner associations, hundreds of homeowners, small businesses, and some of the larger employers throughout San Antonio. He was Toyota Motor Manufacturing's first hire and served as their attorney for many years. He helped create the 4,000+ jobs that have transformed San Antonio's manufacturing landscape. After Toyota, Manny went on to represent some of the world's largest manufacturers in the automotive industry; creating more jobs and bringing serious investment to San Antonio.

He also served as Chairman of the Brooks City Base Board where he led the transformation of the former air force base to a thriving community and the live-work-play campus it is today. Manny's leadership was instrumental in the development of over 3,000 jobs.

Today, he continues to represent homeowners, business owners, schools, banks and international companies from Japan, Spain and Latin America.

Mr. Pelaez is a former Trustee of the VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Advanced Transportation District.

He also served as the General Counsel for the Bexar County Battered Women and Children Shelter for 10 years.

Council Committee Assignments


  • Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Board of Directors
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments
  • BioMed SA
  • Committee of Six
  • Economic Development Corporation Committee 
  • Ready to Work 
  • Sister City International