Jorge Luis Garcia (Arizona)

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Jorge Luis Garcia
Arizona State Senate District 27
Former member
Term in office began
January 2003
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Social Worker
Jorge Luis Garcia was a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate from 2003 to 2011. He represented the 27th district and served as the senate's Minority Leader. He was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, and 2008.

Garcia received his BA in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 1975. He went on to earn his MSW in Social Work, Planning, Administration, and Community Development in 1981.

After earning his degree, Garcia worked as Deputy Director for the El Rio Health Center from 1980-1984. He then worked as Clinical Manager for the Maricopa Medical Center from 1984-1987. In 1988 he became a Social Service Director for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe until 1999. He was an Emergency Room Social Worker for the Maricopa Medical Center from 1990 to 1998. Garcia moved on to become a social worker for University Medical Center from 1991-1993. In 1999 Garcia worked as Home Health Administrator and Program Manager for the Tohono O'odham Nation. He worked as Independent Contractor for various tribal government from 2000 to 2005. Today he is a social worker for both University Physicians and various Indian tribes. He started working for them in 2005 and 2002, respectively.

Garcia served as Precinct Committee Person for District 10 from 1977 to 1981. He went on join the Arizona House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. Garcia became a senator in 2003 and served as Assistant Minority Leader in the Arizona State Senate from 2007 to 2008. He is currently Minority Leader for the senate.



Garcia was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to Arizona's term limits.


In 2008 Garcia was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 27. He finished with 38,480 votes while his opponent Bob Westerman finished with 18,749.[1] Garcia raised $34,130 for his campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jorge Luis Garcia (D) 38,480
Bob Westerman (R) 18,749

Campaign donors


In 2008 Garcia raised $34,130 in campaign donations. $32,303 of that was public fund money.[2]

Donor Amount
Public Funds $32,303

Committee assignments

Garcia served on the following committees:

See Jorge Luis Garcia's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.


Jorge Luis Garcia is married to Maria Garcia and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 27
Succeeded by
Olivia Cajero Bedford