Special thanks to Danielle Vaughn and the Lodi News-Sentinel for featuring our campaign in their story about the upcoming Statewide Primary Election on June 5.
Excerpt from article:
State Assembly 9th District
Galt resident Mario Garcia, along with Harry He of Sacramento, will be challenging incumbent Jim Cooper. All three candidates are Democrats.
If elected, Garcia said he will work to make sure all Californians have equal representation. According to Garcia, millions of residents are excluded from the political process by politicians who practice extreme partisanship, favor special interests, and use their positions for personal gain. In 2016 alone, Garcia claims on his campaign website, California lawmakers accepted more than half a million dollars in gifts, many of which came from individuals, organizations, and corporations that employ lobbyists.
With Californians facing the largest gas tax increase in the state’s history, there is a need for more transparency in government, Garcia said on his site. According to Garcia, California’s government spending data is more inaccessible than any other state in the country.
“A lack of transparency equates to a lack of accountability. We deserve to know where our money is going,” he said on his site.
He plans to develop a comprehensive and interactive website where the public can keep track of government spending.
Garcia grew up in Galt and is a a graduate of Galt High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a specialization in American politics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Hello friends and family,
Just a quick update on our campaign. We filed our official Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Papers with the County of Sacramento and State of California on Friday, March 9, 2018. These forms were submitted to the County of Sacramento Voter Registration and Elections Department, located at 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95823. This process concluded with me taking the following Oath of Office:
I, Mario Abraham Garcia, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.
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