Domingo Garcia

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Domingo Garcia
Domingo Garcia.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 33
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
1996-2002
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Texas, 1980
Master'sEl Colegio de Mexico
J.D.Texas Southern University, 1983
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 26, 1958
Place of birthMidland, TX
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
Domingo Garcia was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of Texas.

Biography

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 served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1996 to 2002. During this time, he served on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Judicial Affairs Committees.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Garcia's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • 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."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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.[2][3][4][5]

U.S. House, Texas District 33 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey 52.7% 10,766
Domingo Garcia 47.3% 9,653
Total Votes 20,419
U.S. House, Texas District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Veasey Incumbent 36.8% 6,938
Green check mark transparent.pngDomingo Garcia 25% 4,715
Kathleen Hicks 12.6% 2,372
David Alameel 10.9% 2,064
Manuel Valdez 4.7% 884
Steve Salazar 2.6% 482
Chrysta Castaneda 2.1% 395
Jason E. Roberts 1.8% 342
Carlos Quintanilla 1.5% 286
Kyev Tatum, Sr. 1.1% 201
J. R. Molina 1% 189
Total Votes 18,868

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Garcia's reports.[6]

Domingo Garcia (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2012$0$320,250$(125,581.20)$194,668.80
Pre-Primary[8]May 17, 2012$194,668.80$406,361$(360,026.11)$241,003.69
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2012$241,003.69$713,276.78$(634,179.57)$320,100.90
Pre-Runoff[10]July 19, 2012$320,100.90$15,170$(197,756.08)$137,514.82
Running totals
$1,455,057.78$(1,317,542.96)

Personal

Garcia and his wife, Elba, have two children.[11]

External links

References