Sylvia Garcia is a tireless advocate for clean air, open spaces, and clean water in Texas where she served as Harris County Commissioner and Texas State Senator.
As County Commissioner, Garcia helped to make progress on cleaning up Superfund sites and the San Jacinto River. She also advocated for funding from chemical plants and industry to improve pollution monitoring in Houston. During the 2017 session, she led the fight to halt construction of Trump’s border wall by introducing a bill to prevent state contracts with companies hired to complete the construction. Additionally, she has worked to fight for the removal of the lead pipes that provide contaminated drinking water to Texas schools. She received a 100% grade on the most recent Texas LCV Scorecard.
In Congress, Garcia will continue to be a leader on environmental justice and work to advance the fight against pollution. She is one of the first Latinas elected to represent Texas in Congress.
Garcia joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring Representative Gene Green, who earned a 66% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“I have always fought for better air quality, green spaces and clean water. I am ready to take that fight to Washington.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release.