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Place 4

Terry K. Ray
City Council Member, Place 4

Terry Ray was appointed to City Council on September 19, 2018.

Terry grew up in Chicago, moved to Texas in 1985 and to Oak Leaf in 2005.Β  He and his wife, Lanita, have four children and five grandchildren.

He earned a B.A. in psychology from Luther College and law degrees from Northwestern University School of Law and Washington University School of Law.

Terry enjoyed a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor. Β He first served in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice and the Criminal Division of the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, then transferred to Dallas and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of tax fraud investigations and prosecutions. Β He received Outstanding Trial Attorney and Superior Performance Awards and was made an Honorary IRS Special Agent.Β  Terry also served a stint as an Assistant Federal Public Defender and was recognized as β€œthe most effective defender in the District.”

Terry’s passion is teaching.Β  He has taught middle school, high school, college and law school.Β  He has also trained lawyers for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy since 1995 and has been a facilitator, guest lecturer and motivational speaker at educational and penal institutions since 1972.

Terry entered private practice in 1987 and retired in 2015. He spends his time reading, watching movies and sports, volunteering, cycling, walking, landscaping and hanging out with his wife, family and friends.