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Juan Leal Goraz
First Mayor of San Antonio in 1731

Who is Cynthia Brehm? Roots Deep in Texas History

          She is a Christian, a retired Army wife, a grandmother, a community activist, and a public servant. Her life speaks volumes of service to humanity. Now she is embarking on the next chapter of her life to take it to the next level. She wants to be your City Council representative for District 8. She graduated from the University of Hawaii Magna Cume Laude, and from St Mary’s University with a Master’s in Public Administration, as a Distinguished Graduate. She is a certified Master Trainer for the U.S. Army, which allows her to teach military doctrine worldwide. She is a descendant of the Canary Islanders that settled San Antonio in 1731. In fact, her ten-times grandfather, Juan Leal Goraz was the first mayor of San Antonio. Some people tell her in some ways she favors him and that her service to humanity stems from him.


          Professionally, her background is in marketing and advertising. Throughout her career, she received numerous awards for her efforts as a marketing consultant. She has a stellar performance record. She oversaw millions of dollars on a regional level across the state of Texas, as well as nationally. She had to negotiate contracts, balance and reconcile accounts with businesses all related to advertising.


          When she married, she retired from her career to serve alongside her husband as they served our country together. She has always been a leader within her community. She has been involved with countless charities that helped to benefit the needy within the military and the community since 1985.  As an Army wife, she held many critical executive board member positions from President, First Vice President, Vice President, Special Events Coordinator, Community Liaison, and Board of Director to general member just to name a few. In 1998, she helped establish a 501-3C charity on a federal installation, known as “The Band of Angels” at Fort Hood Texas for the Fisher House, which is like a Ronald McDonald House. Our local “Soldier’s Angels” off Perrin Beitel and 410 was modeled after her charity and has evolved even much more here in San Antonio. She helped establish another charity fundraiser at Fort Knox, KY., “Run for the Red.” It was a 5K run for the American Red Cross.  The most successful charity she established was The Celebrity Golf Scramble at Fort Hood. To this day it continues to be the single largest fundraiser in the history of Fort Hood. All these charity fundraisers are still in existence to this day and continue to serve both the military and local communities. She has volunteered with the Fort Sam Houston Spouses Club, The Fort Sam Houston Thrift Shop, The Fisher House at Fort Sam Houston, the SA300 Tricentennial, the UpWords Bookstore at her church Oak Hills Crownridge, and is a member of the International City Management Association.


          Since 1989, she has volunteered her time and effort in helping politicians get elected to office by phone banking, door knocking, posting signage, and donating necessary funds; also being a deputy registrar, precinct chairman, presiding judge, alternate judge, and hosting Meet and Greets, and District 8 Government Committee Member.