Delia Garcia

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Delia Garcia
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Kansas Secretary of Labor
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
GovernorLaura Kelly
Preceded byLana Gordon
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives for the 103rd District
In office
2005–2010
Succeeded byPonka-We Victors
Personal details
Born (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 42)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationWichita State University (BA)
St. Mary's University (MA)

Delia Garcia (born May 13, 1977) is an American official currently serving as the Kansas Secretary of Labor. Garcia perviously served as a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 103rd district.[1] She served from 2005 to 2010, and was a member of the Kansas Democratic Hispanic Caucus.

Career[edit]

Garcia, who has a Bachelor's degree from Wichita State University and a Master's in political science from St. Mary's University, Texas, worked as a professor at Butler Community College, as well as an assistant manager at Connie's Mexico Cafe.[2]

In 2010, rather than run for re-election herself, she helped longtime ally Ponka-We Victors file as the sole candidate in the Democratic primary election. (No Republican had bothered to run in the 103rd district since 1998.)[3] Victors has held the seat ever since.

Committee membership[edit]

  • Commerce and Labor
  • Veterans, Military and Homeland Security
  • Local Government (Ranking Member)
  • Elections

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 donors to Garcia's 2008 campaign:[4]

  1. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures: $750
  2. Garcia, Delia: $725
  3. Ruffin, Phil: $600
  4. The Kansas Realtor PAC: $500
  5. Comejo, Ronald J: $500

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas Legislators Past and Present-Delia Garcia". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. ^ Project Vote Smart – Rep. Garcia Biography
  3. ^ "Koranda, Jeannine. "Wichita's 103rd District has a new state representative: Ponka-We Victors" [[Wichita Eagle]] June 10, 2010". Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  4. ^ Follow the Money – 2008 Campaign Contributions

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