Elected in 2014, Eduardo Garcia proudly represents 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 Coachella City Council in November 2004. Two years later, at the age of 29, he became Coachella’s first elected Mayor. He championed issues of health and wellness, repaired roads, extended sidewalks and built parks that swiftly became the envy of the surrounding areas. His leadership transformed the city into an emerging economic and cultural center of the Coachella Valley.
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.
He is a proud father, husband and life-long resident of the Coachella Valley.
In the California State Assembly, Garcia is the current chair of Water, Parks and Wildlife. In this capacity he oversees some of the state’s most pressing issues, such as drought conditions, and the implementation of the multi-billion dollar Proposition 1, Water Bond passed by voters in 2014.
Garcia also serves on the Assembly Committees on Appropriations, Communications and Conveyance, Governmental Organization and Utilities and Energy.