City Council

  Mayor Bob Brown
  Ward 1 Victor Travis
  Ward 2 Robert Shankle
  Ward 3 Lynn Torres
  Ward 4 Don Langston
  Ward 5 Rocky Thigpen
  Ward 6 Sarah Murray


Councilmember Ward 2

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Robert Shankle was elected to the City Council as Councilmember of Ward 2 on May 9, 2009. Mr. Shankle was born in Newton Texas and grew up in Lufkin. He attended Lufkin High School and graduated in the class of 1985.
He is a Desert Storm Disabled Veteran and served in the United States Army, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves for a combined total of 14 years. He is a member of DAV Chapter 84 and American Legion Post 73. Mr. Shankle has initiate several committees for the betterment of the community by forming The Lufkin Pro Day Group, the Founding Member of Spotlight on Lufkin and the Co-founder of The Neighborhood Leadership Council of North Lufkin. Mr. Shankle is a member of the 4B Economic Development Board, the Mosaic Center and the Citizen Fire Academy Of Lufkin.



His volunteer services in the community include the following:


 National Black Caucus of Local Elected officials
Texas Association of Black City Council Members
DETCOG Regional Al & Housing Need Assessment Planning Committee

The Lufkin Convention and Tourism Bureau Board

The Black Historical Commission of Angelina County
The Coalition
The Friendship Social Club
A Mentor for the Local Drug Court
The Angelina County Census 2010 Committee
One City Under God




Mr. Shankle is a dedicated father and is an active member of The Church by Christ Jesus where he servers in several positions.