Early Voting: April 19, 2021- April 27, 2021 Election Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
I am a Texan! I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and public schools are part of my family. My mother and maternal-grandmother are retired public school educators with a combined service and experience of 45 years. In Laredo, my mother served as president of the local chapter of the Texas State Teacher Association (TSTA).
My paternal grandfather was a public school custodian and bus driver. After my grandfather finished his bus route, my father, a third-grader, helped him clean schools. My father considered it as spending quality time. My uncle on my mother's side just retired as a public school custodian. Every family member on both my mother's and father's sides is the product of the public school system.
I, myself, am a product of the public school. The public school system raised me.
I moved to San Antonio in 1997 to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have a bachelor's and a master's degree in political science. I work for UT Health San Antonio and will be celebrating fifteen years in May. I serve as the Senior Executive Director for Governmental Relations. Charles Edward Mangelsdorf Jr., a native of San Antonio, is my husband, and we have been married for almost eleven years. He is a graduate of UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing. Currently, Charles is a surgical nurse at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital. He attended public schools starting in the sixth grade. Together, we have one son, - Ryan. He is a third-grader at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary. His dream is to be a cardiovascular surgeon, and it's our responsibility as his parents to ensure we establish the foundation. In my free time, I enjoy exercising and spending time with my family. Our son Ryan loves to play baseball - during the weekday, and even on most weekends, you can find us at the local batting cages in Boerne.
For four years, I was the sole caretaker of my maternal-grandmother. We chose Boerne as her permanent home. Sadly, she passed in December of 2019 from Alzheimer's. As she was actively passing, she said to me, "Jaymie, remember, you have a heart of service. Now go on and serve others." Words I will never forget. I know she is looking down with pride and joy, as I am ready to serve others. I promise to represent every student with my full heart and an open mind.