John Marez was born, raised and educated in District 2. John was one of the youngest City Council members ever elected in Corpus Christi and was the youngest elected to the Council since the adoption of the 5-3-1 Plan of 1983. Prior to being elected, John energetically served on many boards, committees and commissions in Corpus Christi and South Texas. John is the creator, producer and co-host of South Texas Politics political talk show and has served in that role for over 15 years.

At the age of 18, John first ran for City Council and, since then, wanted to and has served his community. John received his education from W.B. Ray High School, Del Mar College, and received a Bachelor of Political Science & Master of Public Administration from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. John was a Supervisor with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services and is a life-long resident of District 2.