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Alex P. Garcia


Picture of Alex P. Garcia
CA Blue Book (1975)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-40 25286 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-40 22506 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-40 21855 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic SD-24 47378 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic SD-24 51075 Win
05-12-1987 Democratic AD-56 716 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 22, 1929 in El Paso, Texas
Married: Blanche Alvarez
Children: Alex Jr., Daniel and Thomas (twins), Cecilia, and Catherine 
Military Service: ARMY
Died: April 10, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA

1982: Primary Candidate for SD-24 (Lost; 46.2%)

  • On January 15, 1977, Robert Mark Lewis, a Special Assistant to Garcia, was assassinated by members of the Mexican Mafia. He was shot to death in a car in the Echo Park area of LA. In April 1984, Anthony Delia Jr. admitted in court that he was involved in the murder of Lewis.

Source: California Blue Book (1971)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979)