Cindy Ramirez

Local radio talk show host Hector H. Lopez has thrown his hat into the mayor's race.

Lopez, whose talk show is on KHRO 1150 AM, filed his campaign treasurer report at the city clerk's office Tuesday.

According to his online profile, Lopez has degrees from Georgetown University in Washington and Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and serves as senior vice president of the National Hispanic Institute.

He previously worked in the city's economic development department as an industry development adviser and as a teacher at Cathedral High School.

His campaign treasurer is community leader Belen Robles, who has long been associated with the Hispanic civil-rights organization, LULAC. Robles last year appeared in a campaign television ad for former U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, who lost his congressional seat to former city Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

Lopez will face local businessman Robert Cormell and city Rep. Steve Ortega, a friend and supporter of O'Rourke, in the May 11 election.

The filing period ends March 1.