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Sylvia Garcia Sylvia Garcia
Full Name: Sylvia R. Garcia

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 10, 2017 - Nov 9, 2018 85th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Unknown / Harris   Harris
S 6 Mar 11, 2013 - Jan 10, 2017 84th   83rd (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) Proclamation, 11/9/2018, ordering special election on 12/11/2018 in Senate District 6 to serve unexpired term of Senator Sylvia R. Garcia. Governor Greg Abbott.
(2) Sylvia Garcia resignation letter dated 11/9/2018, effective at 12:01 p.m., 11/9/2018. Governor Greg Abbott.
(3) Carol Alvarado, in special election 12/11/2018, sworn 12/21/2018, succeeded unexpired term of Sylvia R. Garcia, resigned 11/9/2018. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
(4) Proclamations, 12/13/2012 and 2/8/2013, Ordering special election on 1/26/2013 and runoff election on 3/2/2013 in Senate District 6 to serve unexpired term of Mario V. Gallegos, Jr. Governor Rick Perry.
(5) Sylvia R. Garcia sworn 3/11/2013. Oaths of Office.
(6) 83rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/23/2013, SR 36, pp. 81-82. Senate District 6 drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(7) Notice from the Governor, p. 390, certifying Sylvia R. Garcia duly elected State Senator District 6, at special election runoff election on Saturday, 3/2/2013. Senate Journal.
(8) Sylvia R. Garcia, in special election 1/26/2013, runoff 3/2/2013, sworn 3/11/2013, succeeded unexpired term of Mario Gallegos, died 10/16/2012. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
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Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 84th Legislature, 2015.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 85th Legislature, 2017.
  • Biographical sketch in conference program, participant biographies, Frances Tarlton 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, April 23-24, 2015. Presented by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Women of the Texas Senate, 2017.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Sylvia Garcia, 83rd Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph. Sylvia Garcia, 85th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 83rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 84th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 85th session composite photo of Senate members(Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
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    85th R.S. - 2017
    Criminal Justice  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Judicial Salaries  
    Natural Resources and Economic Development  
    84th R.S. - 2015
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations  
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Government Organization  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
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