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Bonnie Garcia


Picture of Bonnie Garcia
CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-2002 Republican AD-80 36254 Win
11-02-2004 Republican AD-80 61714 Win
11-07-2006 Republican AD-80 42459 Win
11-04-2014 Republican SD-28 72353 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Bonifacio "Bonny" Garcia
Born: August 13, 1962 in New York, New York
Married: Javier
Children: Melissa, Javier

1992: Primary Candidate for CD-31 (Lost)
1990s: Director of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, City of Coachella
1997: Woman of the Year (80th Assembly District) [selected by Jim Battin]
2000-2002: Legislative Aide, State Senator Jim Battin
2003: Member, Governor Schwarzenegger’s Transition Team
2004: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2009-2012: Member, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
2010: Early Primary Candidate for SD-40 (Withdrew)
2013-2014: Field Representative, State Senator Bill Emmerson

  • CLOSE CONTEST: Garcia narrowly won a spot in the 2014 General election after defeating Glenn A. Miller by 449 votes (0.5%) and Philip Drucker by 1,249 votes (1.3%).
  • UNACKNOWLEDGED LATINO: This elected official was excluded from the list of "Previous Latino Members of the Legislature" by the Latino Legislative Caucus [accessed 6/1/2011]. This list was later corrected by renaming it "California Latino Legislative Caucus Former Members" [as of 2/16/2014].
  • Garcia was the first Puerto Rican American elected to the California Legislature.
  • Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)