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}}{{tnr}}'''Sylvia 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.
  
 
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Garcia won election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013|special election]] for [[Texas State Senate elections, 2012|Texas State Senate]] District 6. The seat is 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. With eight candidates, it looked likely that a runoff for the top-two vote getters would be necessary, and indeed that is what happened. Democrats [[Sylvia Garcia]] and [[Carol Alvarado]] met in a runoff on March 2, which Sylvia won.<ref> [http://www.khou.com/news/local/Garcia-wins-special-runoff-election-for-state-Senate-seat-194583551.html ''KHOU.com'', "Garcia wins special runoff election for state Senate seat," March 2, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Increasingly-bitter-District-6-race-ends-with-4311119.php ''Chron.com'', "Bitter District 6 race ends with Saturday runoff," February 26, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20130126-houston-special-election-for-late-state-senators-seat-heading-into-runoff.ece ''Dallas Morning News,'' "Houston special election for late state senator’s seat heading into runoff," January 26, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.texastribune.org/2013/01/02/packed-field-could-mean-runoff-sd-6/ ''Texas Tribune,'' "Packed Field Could Mean a Runoff in SD-6," January 2, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/711eab6d47f34c739600e50efa4d48d1/TX--Texas-Special-Election-Alvarado ''The Republic,'' "Alvarado, Garcia, Bray vying to replace deceased Gallegos in Texas Senate special election," November 12, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/governor-sets-special-election-for-senate-seat-in-houston-area.html/ ''The Dallas Morning News,'' "Governor sets special election for senate seat in Houston area," December 13, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/news/third-candidate-joins-race-for-late-senator-s-seat/article_24810bea-3666-5537-af51-f54bf6fd3378.html ''Your Houston News,'' " Third candidate joins race for late Senator seat,"  December 28, 2012] </ref>
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Garcia won election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013|special election]] for [[Texas State Senate elections, 2012|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.<ref> [http://www.khou.com/news/local/Garcia-wins-special-runoff-election-for-state-Senate-seat-194583551.html ''KHOU.com'', "Garcia wins special runoff election for state Senate seat," March 2, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Increasingly-bitter-District-6-race-ends-with-4311119.php ''Chron.com'', "Bitter District 6 race ends with Saturday runoff," February 26, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20130126-houston-special-election-for-late-state-senators-seat-heading-into-runoff.ece ''Dallas Morning News,'' "Houston special election for late state senator’s seat heading into runoff," January 26, 2013] </ref><ref> [http://www.texastribune.org/2013/01/02/packed-field-could-mean-runoff-sd-6/ ''Texas Tribune,'' "Packed Field Could Mean a Runoff in SD-6," January 2, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/711eab6d47f34c739600e50efa4d48d1/TX--Texas-Special-Election-Alvarado ''The Republic,'' "Alvarado, Garcia, Bray vying to replace deceased Gallegos in Texas Senate special election," November 12, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/governor-sets-special-election-for-senate-seat-in-houston-area.html/ ''The Dallas Morning News,'' "Governor sets special election for senate seat in Houston area," December 13, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/news/third-candidate-joins-race-for-late-senator-s-seat/article_24810bea-3666-5537-af51-f54bf6fd3378.html ''Your Houston News,'' " Third candidate joins race for late Senator seat,"  December 28, 2012] </ref>
  
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Sylvia Garcia
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Texas State Senate, District 6
Incumbent
In office
March 11, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
First electedMarch 2, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Sylvia 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

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization
Intergovernmental Relations
Jurisprudence
Nominations

Elections

2013

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]

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Preceded by
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Texas Senate District 6
2013 - present
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