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Garcia, Daniela (R)

State Representative District 90
Office: N1194 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-0830
Email: DanielaGarcia@house.mi.gov
Home Address: Holland, MI
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/westmi/garcia/
Seat Number: 46
Standing Committees: Commerce and Trade(VC), Education Reform, Elections and Ethics, Health Policy
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Garcia was first elected to the Michigan House in 2014 after defeating Geoff Haveman 50.3 to 30.3 percent in a tough Republican primary. She defeated Democrat James Haspas 79 to 21 percent.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Rep. Garcia worked in public policy and communications for Spectrum Health. She's also worked previously as an aide to U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and staffed the U.S. House Committee on Education.   

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Garcia, click here.

EDUCATION

Rep. Garcia is a graduate of West Ottawa High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, as well as a master’s degree in Education Policy and Administration from Catholic University.

PERSONAL

Representative Garcia was born and raised in Holland. Her father, Frank, is the retired superintendent of Holland Public Schools. Her mother, Yolanda, had a 30-year career in education. Her mom's career included teaching reading in Detroit and Spanish immersion classes in Holland. She is single.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Rep. Garcia served on the board of directors of the Children's After School Achievement Program, Ronald McDonald House of West Michigan and Kids' Food Basket.  

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Adam Wright
awright@house.mi.gov

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