HARRIS COUNTY, TX – January 1st – Former County Sheriff Adrian Garcia took the oath of office to become Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner, bringing 35 years of experience in public service.
“It is the honor of a lifetime to serve the people of Precinct 2 as County Commissioner,” said Garcia. “I am deeply grateful to the voters, volunteers and my family for their support of my commitment to public service.”
Commissioner Adrian Garcia is committed to fulfilling his promise to voters: making education a priority in county government and connecting Precinct 2 residents to opportunities in the region, while tackling some of our biggest challenges.
“The campaign is over and it’s time for all of us to come together, roll up our sleeves and begin the hard work improving our communities. We’re already off to a great start – because Precinct 2 is blessed with the most humble and hardworking people I know,” said Commissioner Garcia.
Commissioner Garcia will work to adopt equitable and environmentally sound solutions to infrastructure and flood control – and to provide quality and accessible services and programs to help Precinct 2 residents get family-sustaining jobs.
Commissioner Garcia’s commitment to public service began as a Houston Police officer. In 1994, he was appointed by Mayor Lee Brown as Director of the Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office and in 2003, was elected to Houston City Council. With the support of his peers on City Council, he would be confirmed as Mayor Pro-Tem by Mayor Bill White. In 2008, Commissioner-Elect Garcia continued his service by being elected to the office of Harris County Sheriff — the largest sheriff’s office in Texas and the 3rd largest in the United States. Experiences that will serve him well as County Commissioner.
Precinct 2 is home for the Commissioner who was born and raised in the Northside and still lives there today with his wife and where they raised their daughter.
“Serving as County Commissioner for Precinct 2 is a dream come true. I’ll work hard every day to live up to my dad’s example and adhere to his words of wisdom while protecting the trust placed in me by the voters,” said Commissioner Garcia.