Dr. Ignacio Nuñez
Council Member Dr. Ignacio Nuñez 
District 5

Elected May 2019 
Term expires May 2021 


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Represents the portion of the city bounded by Great Southwest Parkway and the city limits on the east, Pioneer Parkway on the south, Bowen Road on the west, and Division Street on the north. District 5 includes downtown Arlington, City Hall, the University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library and General Motors.

Ignacio began his adult life in Arlington in 1971 working at Six Flags and attending UT Arlington. After his medical education and residency, he began his career at Arlington Memorial Hospital in 1983 and was a partner with Family Healthcare Associates. He was the first member of his family to attend college and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Nunez delivered babies for close to 30 years and continued the practice of Gynecology until his retirement 2018.

He’s married to Lynda Nunez and they have three daughters, one son and nine grandchildren. Lynda has lived her entire life in Arlington. He and Lynda have established Scholarships in both the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts at UTA in honor of their mothers’ memories. He is a member of the UTA College of Science Advisory Board, a member of the Texas Health Resources Board Strategy Subcommittee, and formally served on the Planning and Zoning Commission of Arlington.

Council Committees

  • Transportation & Municipal Infrastructure
  • Economic Development

Council Representation

  • Arlington Housing Finance Corporation
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ) 1, 5 & 6

Professional Background/Memberships

  • American Medical Association-retired
  • Texas Medical Association- retired
  • Tarrant County Medical Society- retired
  • Medical Director- Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Compensation Committees -Family Health Care Associates
  • Arlington Memorial Hospital Board - Trustee
  • Texas Health Resources Board - Trustee
  • Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Foundation- Trustee
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce- Latino Business Council

Professional Service

  • Chairman Department of OB/GYN- Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • Chief of Medical Staff- Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • Medical Executive Committee- Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • Physician Leadership Council-Texas Health Resources System
  • Physician Policy Council-Texas Health Resources
  • Chairman Board of Trustees- Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • Chairman UTA College of Science Advisory Board


  • Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth, 1971
  • Bachelor of Science Degree- UT Arlington, 1975
  • Medical Doctor Degree- UT Southwestern Medical School, 1979
  • Internship/Residency- Methodist and Parkland Hospitals, Dallas, 1983
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985
  • DaVinci Robotic Surgeon Certification

Civic Service/Community Service/Position

  • Fielder Park Neighborhood Association
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Arlington
  • Physician Mentor College Pre-med students

Honors And Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Vigil honor, Order of the Arrow
  • Who’s Who in American Universities & Colleges
  • “Top Doc”- Fort Worth Magazine, 2007 & 2008
  • Distinguished Alumnus-University of Texas at Arlington, 2010 
  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial- Physician of the Year, 2010
  • Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation- Physician of the Year, 2014
  • Fort Worth Business Press- “Health Care Hero,” 2018

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