City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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Mayor Bob Brown
Ward 1 Guessippina Bonner
Ward 2 Robert Shankle
Ward 3 Lynn Torres
Ward 4 Mark Hicks
Ward 5 Rocky Thigpen
Ward 6 Sarah Murray



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Councilmember Ward 2
(936) 632-9795

Councilman Robert Shankle was elected to Lufkin City Council as Councilmember of Ward 2 on May 9, 2009. He continues to serve unopposed in the past two elections. Councilman Shankle was born in Newton, Texas and became a member of the Lufkin community at a very early age. He received his education in the Lufkin Independent School system and graduated from Lufkin High School in the Class of 1985.

A Desert Storm Disable Veteran, Councilman Shankle served in the United States Army, National Guard, and US Army Reserve for a total of 14 years. He has assisted in founding several committees for the benefit of the community including The Lufkin Pro Day Group, The Neighborhood Leadership Council of North Lufkin, and Clergy and Police Alliance (CAPA). Councilman Shankle is a member of Texas Association of Black City Council Members and National Black Caucus of Local Elected officials. Councilman Shankle is a member of The Church by Christ Jesus where he is very active.

Additionally, he serves his community in the following membership capacities:

  • 4B Economic Development Board
  • Mosaic Center Board
  • Citizen Fire Academy Alumni
  • United Way Board
  • Coalition Boardd
  • African American Alzheimer's Alliance Board
  • Lufkin Convention Visitors Bureau Board
  • Leadership Lufkin Committee Board
  • Lufkin Pro Day Group
  • Neighborhood Leadership Council Of North Lufkin
  • DECTOG Board
  • Friendship Social Club
  • Mentor Of Local Drug Court
  • Angelina Public Health Coalition

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