Hon. Eduardo Garcia

Assemblymember,
California 56th District

Eduardo Garcia was elected in November 2014 to represent California’s 56th Assembly District, which includes cities and unincorporated communities in eastern Riverside County and Imperial County, including Blythe, Brawley, Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, Calipatria, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, Indio, Mecca, Oasis, North Shore, Salton Sea, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and Westmorland.

 

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. Under his leadership, the City of Coachella has transformed into an emerging social, economic, political and cultural center.

 

Garcia’s administration set a strong foundation for the city’s growth by directing large city-wide park renovation, expanding green space, building, repairing and resurfacing streets, and a major overhaul of the city’s Downtown District.

 

As Mayor, Garcia worked with leaders and agencies to procure outside grants and regional funding for several high profile capital improvement projects for the city. In fact, the city of Coachella invested over $200 million in public works projects during Garcia’s tenure.

 

Garcia worked to expand health and wellness programs in his community. His work to build a healthier Coachella through a partnership with the Flying Doctors and the Clinton Foundation earned recognition from the California Endowment for its exemplary model.

 

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 recently earned his Masters Degree from the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development.

 

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

 

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