Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Sylvia R. Garcia District 6 (D-Houston)

Local Government
B.A., Social Work, Texas Woman’s University; J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University
  • Criminal Justice
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Natural Resources and Economic Development
  • Transportation
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • She served as the director and presiding judge of the Houston Municipal System for five years, from 1993 to 1998. 

  • She served as the Houston city controller from 1998 to 2002. 

  • In 2002, Garcia was elected to the Harris County Commissioners Court, where she served two terms.

  • In 2016, Sylvia Garcia reported receiving income in excess of $25,000 from both the Texas County & District Retirement System and Houston Municipal Employee’s Pension System. She also receives income from Valic. In her past financial statements, she received smaller amounts of income from the Harris Foundation, Great West Retirement Services and the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company. 


  • She owns residential property in Harris County valued at $354,587.