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Sylvia Garcia
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Texas State Senate, District 6
In office
March 11, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
First electedMarch 2, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Sylvia R. Garcia is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 6. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on March 2, 2013.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Garcia served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization
Intergovernmental Relations



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Garcia won election in the special election for Texas State Senate District 6. The seat was vacant following Mario Gallegos's death in October 2012. Garcia faced Carol Alvarado (D), Joaquin Martinez (D), Susan Delgado (D), Rodolfo M. Reyes (D), R.W. Bray (R), Dorothy Marie Olmos (R) and Maria Selva (G) in the special election on January 26, 2013. The field of eight candidates was narrowed to two in the runoff election. Democrats Garcia and Carol Alvarado met in a runoff on March 2, which Garcia won.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Texas State Senate, District 6, Special Election Runoff, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSylvia Garcia 52.9% 9,595
     Democratic Carol Alvarado 47.1% 8,546
Total Votes 18,141


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[9] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.


Garcia received a score of 34.1 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mario Gallegos (D)
Texas Senate District 6
2013 - present
Succeeded by