Carlos T. Salinas
Carlos T. Salinas, was elected to Place 4 in May 2005 and appointed to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem in July 2010. Carlos was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. He and his wife, Vicki, moved into the Austin area in the early 1980s and have called Round Rock home since 1994. He has enjoyed a long career with State Farm Insurance Companies where he has served in a number of capacities in its Michigan, Illinois and Texas offices. At State Farm, he is presently an Operations Section Manager in the Homeowner Division where he has administrative responsibilities for a Texas operating division. Carlos is a very involved member of the Round Rock community. He has assumed a "Champion" role in the local school district's E3 Alliance charge to close the achievement gap in Central Texas; in addition, he is serving as a Subcommittee Chairman for the RRISD's Citizens Bond Committee. He enjoys a long history of helping coordinate the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Walk, which recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary. And he enjoys a longtime affiliation with the El Amistad Club of Round Rock where he served two terms as President. Among his past contributions, he has served as board member for both Round Rock Habitat for Humanity (now Williamson County Habitat for Humanity) and the Round Rock Health Clinic, seeing it through its merger with the Lone Star Circle of Care. He has similarly enjoyed a long-term relationship with the Literacy Council of Williamson County where he served three terms as Board President and continues his affiliation as a board member. Carlos has also served on the RRISD committees on Chapter 41 and Bond Issue needs. A graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, he earned a BBA with a major in Accounting.