|U.S. House, Texas, District 33|
|Texas House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of North Texas, 1980|
|Master's||El Colegio de Mexico|
|J.D.||Texas Southern University, 1983|
|Birthday||February 26, 1958|
|Place of birth||Midland, TX|
Garcia received his B.A. in political science from the University of North Texas in 1980. In 1983, he obtained his J.D. from Texas Southern University in Houston. He earned a Master's degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City.
In 1988, Domingo was elected to the Democratic National Committee where he served for eight years. He sat on the executive committee and was chair of the Latino caucus. He also served on the Dallas City Council from 1991 to 1995. In 1993, Domingo became the first Latino ever elected Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Dallas.
Garcia's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "I support the American Jobs Act and believe it's time we started investing in America's future. Let's hire more teachers for our schools, more police officers to protect our neighborhoods, and construction workers to build America's infrastructure."
- Go Green
- Excerpt: "We must continue investing in green energy that keeps American jobs here at home. Green energy jobs aren't just good for the environment, they also help make America energy independent."
- Grow Small Businesses
- Excerpt: "Small businesses are the backbone of American job creation. As a small business owner, I know the challenges that small businesses face every day in an effort to prosper and grow. I support small business tax cuts, cutting bureaucratic red tape, and programs that develop a well trained workforce to keep jobs growing in DFW."
- Fix Public Schools
- Excerpt: "Education transformed my life and gave me the opportunity to succeed in business, despite being the son of very humble parents who had no education of their own. Education is the key to opening doors for our children so that they can compete in the global economy of today."
- Make College Affordable
- Excerpt: "Tuition is rising too fast for hard working families to keep up, much less students trying to make it on their own. I support increasing funding for Pell Grants and scholarships to ensure everyone has an opportunity to get a college education."
Garcia ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 33rd District. He and Marc Veasey defeated Chrysta Castaneda, David Alameel, Kathleen Hicks, J.R. Molina, Carlos Quintanilla, Jason Roberts, Steve Salazar, Kyev Tatum, and Manuel Valdez in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. Garcia was subsequently defeated by Veasey in the runoff on July 31.
|U.S. House, Texas District 33 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Domingo Garcia (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$0||$320,250||$(125,581.20)||$194,668.80|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$194,668.80||$406,361||$(360,026.11)||$241,003.69|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$241,003.69||$713,276.78||$(634,179.57)||$320,100.90|
|Pre-Runoff||July 19, 2012||$320,100.90||$15,170||$(197,756.08)||$137,514.82|
Garcia and his wife, Elba, have two children.
- Campaign website, Issues
- Texas Democrats, "2012 Candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "Unofficial Democratic primary results," May 29, 2012
- Associated Press, Primary runoff results," accessed August 31, 2012
- Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Domingo Garcia's Summary Report," accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Domingo Garcia April Quarterly," accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Domingo Garcia Pre-Primary," accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Domingo Garcia July Quarterly," accessed July 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Domingo Garcia Pre-Runoff," accessed July 27, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014
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