My name is Dr. Tyler King, and I am a Family Medicine Resident Physician at Laredo Medical Center and Gateway Community Health Center. I am originally from Memphis, TN, home of the Blues and Elvis Presley. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, I applied and was selected to become a Teach For America Corps Member in the Rio Grande Valley, where I was a high school history teacher for four years in Donna, TX. During this time, I fell in love with South Texas, and I fell in love with a girl from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Alejandra and I have been happily married over six years, and our daughter Sophia is two-years old attending pre-school here in Laredo. While teaching I saw health disparities in my students that reignited my desire to pursue a career in medicine. After completing medical school, Alejandra and I always knew we wanted to return to South Texas. We discovered the Family Medicine Residency Program with LMC and Gateway, and it has been the perfect match. We have bought a house here, and we are committed to Laredo. I plan to stay in this community permanently as a primary care physician. Additionally, I am a commissioned officer and Captain in the US Army Reserve.
Since moving to Laredo, I have been amazed by how genuine and humble Laredoans are. But in contrast, I have seen the city government has not lived up to the values and traits its citizens hold. Instead of politicians running for office to serve the public, they are there to enrich themselves and their friends. I believe Laredo deserves better. I hope you’ll help me in joining the fight for a better Laredo. We need clean air and water, honest government and a better quality of life. With new leadership and fresh ideas, we can finally help move Laredo forward into the 21st Century. The recycled politicians clearly haven’t been able to get the job done.
I hope you’ll consider joining our team. We are a grassroots campaign without a bunch of money. We will need all the support we can to get the ball rolling and get the message out. Anything you can contribute to the campaign will go a long way. Whether that’s a financial donation or joining our volunteer team, we have a place for you. Let’s work together to make District 6 and all of Laredo a better place for our children to come home to.
See you on the campaign trail!
Dr. Tyler King