Tribpedia: Adrian Garcia

Adrian Garcia was elected Harris County Sheriff in 2008, after serving six years on the Houston City Council and working as a Houston police officer for more than two decades. 

In 2008, Garcia defeated former Sheriff Tommy Thomas by a double-digit margin, becoming the first Hispanic elected to the office. Garcia, a former chairman of the City Council's ...

Mexican flags wave along Harrisburg Ave. in Houston. Drawn in 1991 to reflect the area’s booming Hispanic population, the Houston-based 29th Congressional District has never had a Hispanic representative.
Mexican flags wave along Harrisburg Ave. in Houston. Drawn in 1991 to reflect the area’s booming Hispanic population, the Houston-based 29th Congressional District has never had a Hispanic representative.

U.S. House Race a Test Case of Identity Politics

The upcoming primary face-off between incumbent Gene Green and Adrian Garcia in Houston's 29th congressional district will test case the influence of identity politics in Texas Democratic races.

Texas U.S. House members face re-election in the March 1 primary and in the fall.
Texas U.S. House members face re-election in the March 1 primary and in the fall.

Keep an Eye on These 4 U.S. House Races in Texas

With two U.S. House members from Texas declining to seek re-election, we know that the state's congressional delegation will look different after 2016. But could there be other new faces? Here are four races that are standing out. 

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Adrian Garcia: The TT Interview

The first Hispanic sheriff in Harris County history in 2008 on growing up as a child of legal immigrants, how his mom helped change his liberal views about illegal immigration and whether Houston is a sanctuary city.