Eduardo Garcia proudly represents California's 56th Assembly District, which includes cities and unincorporated communities in eastern Riverside County and Imperial County, including Blythe, Brawley, Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, Calipatria, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, Indio, Mecca, Oasis, North Shore, Salton Sea, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and Westmorland.
Elected in 2014 Garcia was appointed to chair the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy where he is still serving. As chair, Garcia is responsible for leading the Assembly's review of policies and legislation related to small business development, international trade, and other state and local economic development related issues. In March of 2015 Garcia was appointed to chair the Select Committee on Renewable Energy Development and Restoration of the Salton Sea. As Chair of the select committee, Garcia will examine the opportunities and challenges surrounding development of renewable energy projects and the implementation of environmental restoration plans of the Salton Sea area.
Garcia also serves on the Assembly Committees on Appropriations, Transportation, Government Organization, Utilities and Commerce, and Water, Parks and Wildlife.
In 2016, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) had a combined total of 16 bills and resolutions signed by Governor Brown. This was a historic moment for the 56th Assembly District as he became the first freshman legislator to accomplish this. As a priority are not only measures that would bring environmental and economic relief to the areas of the Coachella and Imperial Valleys, such as the Salton Sea and New River, but also workforce training and financial assistance to small businesses in the district.
A graduate of local public schools, Garcia attended Coachella Valley High School and the University of California, Riverside. He also completed the "Senior Executives in State and Local Government" Public Administration program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and earned a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development.
Garcia was first elected to the Coachella City Council in November 2004. In 2006, at the age of 29, he became Coachella's first elected Mayor. Under his leadership, the City of Coachella transformed into an emerging economic and cultural center of the Coachella Valley.
He is a proud father, husband and life-long resident of the Coachella Valley.