Eduardo Garcia (politician)

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Eduardo Garcia
Eduardo Garcia.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 56th district
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded byV. Manuel Perez
Personal details
Born (1977-02-04) February 4, 1977 (age 43)
Indio, California
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceCoachella, California
Alma materCollege of the Desert(AA)
University of California, Riverside (BA)
University of Southern California (MA)
OccupationPolitician

Eduardo Garcia (born February 4, 1977) represents the 56th Assembly District, which includes cities and unincorporated communities in eastern Riverside County and Imperial County, including Blythe, California, Brawley, California, Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, California, Calipatria, Cathedral City, California, Coachella, California, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Heber, Holtville, Imperial, Indio, California, Mecca, California, Oasis, North Shore, California, Salton City, California, Thermal, California, Thousand Palms, and Westmorland, California.

Elected in 2014, Garcia is the current chair of Water, Parks and Wildlife.

Garcia also serves on the Assembly Committees on Appropriations, Communications and Conveyance, Governmental Organization and Utilities and Energy.

In March 2015 Garcia was appointed to chair the Select Committee on Renewable Energy Development and Restoration of the Salton Sea. In his first term he was successful in securing $80.5 million in the State Budget to fund Salton Sea restoration and mitigation projects; such as dust suppression, wetland and habitat recovery.

In 2016, Assemblymember Garcia had over two dozen bills and resolutions signed by Governor Brown.

A graduate of local public schools, Garcia attended Coachella Valley High School and the University of California, Riverside. He also completed the "Senior Executives in State and Local Government" Public Administration program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and earned a master's degree from the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development.

Garcia was first elected to the Coachella City Council in November 2004. In 2006, at the age of 29, he became Coachella's first elected Mayor.

He is a father, husband and life-long resident of the Coachella Valley.

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 56th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 45,122 100.0
Total votes 45,122 100.0
General election
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 93,090 100.0
Total votes 93,090 100.0
Democratic hold

2018 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 56th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 31,747 60.3
Republican Jeff Gonzalez 13,331 25.3
Republican Jonathan Reiss 7,527 14.3
Total votes 52,605 100.0
General election
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 62,622 64.8
Republican Jeff Gonzalez 34,088 35.2
Total votes 96,710 100.0
Democratic hold

2020 California State Assembly[edit]

2020 California's 56th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 31,242 61.9%
Republican America Figueroa 19,249 38.1%
Total votes

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