Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Philip Cortez District 117 (D-San Antonio)

Consultant, Military
BA, Political Science University of Texas at San Antonio; Master's Public Administration,University of Texas at San Antonio; Ph.d Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin
  • Special Purpose Districts
  • Public Health
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Cortez served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant and a second lieutenant. He is now a captain in the Air Force Reserve.

  • Cortez was elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2007 and re-elected in 2009.

  • He is a fourth-year doctoral student studying educational administration at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Cortez receives an income for being a Public Relations Consultant for Blue Ribbon Asset Management


  • Residential property in Bexar County assessed at $171,600.


  • Philip Cortez was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012, and was the chairman of the Texas Veterans’ Caucus and the Deputy Whip for the House Democratic Caucus. In 2014, Rick Galindo unseated him. Cortez ran again in 2016 and was re-elected.