Albert Mata

Albert Mata

Dallas City Council, District 1, TX

2023 Endorsement

Albert, a third-generation Oak Cliff resident, is running for Dallas City Council to represent District 1. His family has been rooted in Oak Cliff since the 1970s, and Albert likes to say he was born on the banks of the Arkikosa River (Trinity).

Albert is a dedicated community leader and volunteer at Molina High School, his alma mater. As a co-founder of Somos Tejas, a civic engagement group, he led efforts in Dallas County to provide COVID-19 education and ran door-to-door operations to promote participation in the 2020 Census. Additionally, he was involved with the West Oak Cliff Coalition, where he contributed to the formation of the Automotive Association of Oak Cliff and continues to support the group in advocating for locally-owned small businesses.

Albert is committed to increasing civic participation in neighborhoods that have been historically marginalized and under-engaged. He believes that every community in District 1 deserves the same level of engagement and support. Albert works as a data engineering consultant and holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, class of 2016. If elected, Albert will bring his passion for community engagement and advocacy to the Dallas City Council to ensure that District 1 has strong representation.