T.J. Mayes is a public servant, educator, and community leader. He is Chief of Staff for Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and former Chief of Staff for San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg. In these roles, T.J. has focused on updating digital infrastructure, expanding green space, and improving public health.

T.J. is on faculty at University of Texas-San Antonio, where he teaches courses on law, public policy, and leadership. He serves on the Board of Directors for the North East Educational Foundation and has volunteered extensively with San Antonio ISD and East Central ISD schools.

An attorney licensed in Texas, T.J. has advised more than twenty cities and twelve electric cooperatives on a wide range of legal, regulatory, and legislative matters.

T.J. and his wife Laura are expecting their first child in October 2017. In his free time, T.J. enjoys reading, running along the San Antonio River, road trips in his Jeep Wrangler, and collecting books & records.