|Former candidate for|
|Mayor of Laredo, Texas|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Webb County Board of Commissioners|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M International University|
|Master's||Saint Mary's University|
was a 2014
candidate for Mayor of Laredo
. He was previously a 2012 Democratic
candidate for District 80
of the Texas House of Representatives
. Garza was a member of the Webb County
Board of Commissioners from 2005-2012.
Garza holds a B.A. in political science from Texas A&M International University and an M.A. in Communications and Applied Politics from Saint Mary's University. His professional experience includes owning his own insurance company and working as a financial adviser.
- See also: Laredo, Texas municipal elections, 2014
The city of Laredo, Texas held elections for mayor on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 18, 2014. Candidates included Guadalupe Botello, Rolando S. Herrera, Jose S. Dorantes Jr., Pete Saenz, James Joel Newland, Cindy Liendo and Jerry Garza. Pete Saenz was the winner. Incumbent Raul G. Salinas was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.
|Mayor of Laredo General Election, 2014
| Guadalupe Botello
| Rolando S. Herrera
| Jose S. Dorantes Jr.
| James Joel Newland
| Cindy Liendo
| Jerry Garza
|Source: City of Laredo - 2014 Official Election Results
On his campaign website, Garza highlighted the following issues:
- "Improve infrastructure and add thoroughfares to secure our position as the No. 1 inland port."
- "Establish a children’s hospital to provide maximum healthcare as well as high paying jobs."
- "Create a water park funded by private investment, fed by water wells within its proximity, thereby creating jobs and entertainment value."
- "Construct more mega-recreational centers around Laredo."
- "Increase public safety by providing more and better resources to police."
- See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012
Garza ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 80. Garza was defeated by incumbent Tracy King in the May 29 primary election.
|Texas House of Representatives District 80 Democratic Primary, 2012
Tracy King Incumbent
| Jerry Garza
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Jerry Garza for Mayor, "CV," accessed on September 23, 2014 (dead link)
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State, "2014 Important Election Dates," accessed May 14, 2014
- ↑ City of Laredo, "Candidate List," accessed on August 26, 2014
- ↑ KGNS, "2014 Unofficial General Election Results," accessed on November 4, 2014
- ↑ Jerry Garza for Mayor, "Platform," accessed on September 23, 2014 (dead link)
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State, "2012 Election and Candidate Information," accessed June 12, 2012
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012