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Dr. Amanda Gonzalez was born and raised in the heart of Precinct 1 on the Westside of San Antonio. Growing up on the Westside has taught Amanda many important lessons, none more important than knowing to help those around you when they need it, and protect everyone as if they are family, because they are. 


Amanda has hard work, dedication, love for her country, and respect for law enforcement instilled in her by her parents, who are proud public servants. Their guidance and support from the rest of her family made it possible for Amanda to obtain the highest level of education. In high school at Incarnate Word, her dedication and perseverance were honed through academics and a love for running. Later, Amanda went on to study at Baylor University where she earned her degree in Political Science. Amanda returned to San Antonio, and while working, she attended St. Mary’s University and received a Master of Arts in International Relations.


Dr. Gonzalez has been an advocate and leader in education policy for years. While working in the Texas Legislature, she provided key insight and research for the House Committee on Public Education. Amanda knows that education is the key to improving people’s lives, and she will continue to work to protect teachers and students. This love for community and education is why Amanda pushed to get her doctorate in Educational Leadership Policy from Texas Tech. Amanda knows the value of education and wants to ensure everyone in Precinct 1 has the same opportunities she did.


Amanda has tirelessly worked to ensure families were able to stay in their homes. While working for the Bexar County Property Tax Office, Dr. Gonzalez worked to ensure families paid what was owed, and nothing more. Amanda saw how seniors and working families needed help protesting taxes, so she decided to roll her up her sleeves and help them. This is what Amanda does, work to find solutions.


With a mission to fight inequities, Amanda was appointed by the Texas Education Agency to serve on the Board of Managers for Edgewood Independent School District in 2016. As a Board member, Dr. Gonzalez focused on fiscal responsibility, increasing access to resources for students and families, and helping guide Edgewood ISD into modern education.


Currently, Dr. Amanda serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit organization Blue Cares. In her role, Dr. Gonzalez works to increase access to resources for community members and improve relations with non-profits, faith-based organizations, and law enforcement all in an attempt to make San Antonians lives better.


At her core, Dr. Amanda Gonzalez believes in working to improve people's lives one act at a time. As your Precinct 1 County Commissioner, Amanda will use that same philosophy to make your neighborhoods safer, improve your streets, sidewalks and drainage, and keep property taxes affordable. 

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Incarnate Word High School

Baylor University

St. Mary's University

Texas Tech University

High School Graduate

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and Government

Master of Arts - MA, International Relations and Affairs

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Educational Leadership Policy

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