Luis Lopez was born and reared in Guadalajara, Jalisco – Mexico. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 19 and became a U.S. citizen in 2008. He has lived in Ogden since 1997. Luis and his wife Judy have three children: Liliani, Leslie and Luis Jr., ages 20, 19 and 13. Luis graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching and went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Utah in Education Leadership and Policy.
Luis has worked in education for 19 years. Ten of those years were with the Ogden School District as a youth mentor and community programs coordinator. He currently serves as the Director of the Community Education Center at Weber State University, where he oversees outreach efforts for underserved populations.
Luis loves his community. He is the founder and current member of LUPEC, Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement. In addition, he serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations in Ogden. Coming from a diverse background, Luis brings expertise to the Ogden City Council for building a more inclusive community. He is excited about the wonderful growth Ogden is undergoing and would like to contribute by furthering these positive changes. He is grateful for the honor of serving on the Ogden City Council.