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Mark Garcia (Oregon)

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Mark Garcia
Former candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives, District 2
Military service
Service/branchUS Navy
ProfessionOwner of Lacodia Tech
Campaign website
Mark A. Garcia was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 2 of the Oregon House of Representatives.


Garcia's professional experience includes working as a logger for five years, for RFP in the Dillard Particleboard plant for five years and the owner of Lacodia Tech since 2004. He served in the US Navy as a submariner during the Cold War.[1]


Campaign themes


Garcia's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Fiscal responsibility

  • Excerpt: "As your representative in Salem I will continue to prevent tax and fee increases, while continuously working to improve our state’s budgetary effectiveness."

Job growth

  • Excerpt: "As your representative to Salem I will work hard to build consensus around economic projects for Douglas County where we can recover your tax dollars sitting in Salem and bring them back home and put them to work for us."

Student Education

  • Excerpt: "As you state representative I will continue to support our schools at current funding levels, and I will work with the House Republican Leadership team to draft bipartisan legislation which supports our great teachers and administrators. At some point in the future I hope to be able to support a revised bond measure, one more fiscally responsible than the last one, which will bring an Umpqua Community College to south county, and improve the infrastructure at the main campus."

Government working for you

  • Excerpt: "If the voters of District #2 send me to Salem I will do nothing if not work tirelessly to build consensus around issues which you the voters of District #2 care about. I will fight and win the battles protecting our Gun Rights, land use rights, and unborn baby’s right to life."

Service To Our Community

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative to Salem I will seek to get appointed to committees that oversee those areas of government which impact our poor and struggling families the most."



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Kerry Atherton defeated Natasha Bjornsen in the Democratic primary. Dallas Heard defeated Mark Garcia in the Republican primary. Jeff Adams ran as a Libertarian candidate. Heard defeated Atherton and Adams in the general election.[3][4][5]

Oregon House of Representatives District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDallas Heard 62.7% 13,337
     Democratic Kerry Atherton 31.4% 6,676
     Libertarian Jeff Adams 5.7% 1,203
     None Miscellaneous 0.3% 68
Total Votes 21,284
Oregon House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Atherton 58.1% 1,893
Natasha Bjornsen 41.9% 1,364
Total Votes 3,257
Oregon House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDallas Heard 81.9% 4,708
Mark Garcia 18.1% 1,040
Total Votes 5,748


Garcia has two children and one grandchild.[1]

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