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Hon. Art Martinez de Vara

City of Von Ormy

Art Martinez de Vara is the founder and Mayor of the City of Von Ormy, Texas. He attended the University of Texas, and obtained his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He has served as the Chief of Staff to State Rep. John Garza and currently serves as Chief of Staff to State Senator Konni Burton. 

In 2008 he helped create Von Ormy, now famous as the first “Liberty City” in Texas, and the first newly incorporated city in Bexar County in over 30 years. Since its founding, Von Ormy has eliminated its property tax, kept city spending and regulations low, and been a model for many others to follow.

Martinez de Vara has been active in helping new communities to incorporate, including Sandy Oaks, which incorporated in May 2014. He lives in Von Ormy and runs a law firm.