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Cristina Garcia


Picture of Cristina Garcia
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-2012 Democratic AD-58 91019 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-58 43182 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-58 105170 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 22, 1979 in Bell Gardens, CA
University: University of Southern California (Ph.D. in Public Administration, Pending)

2009: Candidate for Bell Gardens City Council (Lost; 14.7%)
2010: Founder, BASTA (Bell Association to Stop the Abuse)
2011: Woman of the Year (50th Assembly District) [selected by Hector De La Torre]
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Garcia changed her party registration from Democratic to NPP in 2009 and back to Democrat the same year.
  • After being accused of sexual harassment, Garcia announced on February 9, 2018 that "effective immediately I am voluntarily taking an immediate unpaid leave from my position in the State Assembly,
    including any accompanying committee assignments, so as not to serve as a distraction or in any way influence the process of this investigation."

Source: Biography at campaign website [] (accessed 6/7/2012)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)

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