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Sen. Sylvia Garcia

Sylvia Garcia has been sworn in to succeed the late Mario Gallegos in SD06.

Sen. Sylvia Garcia

Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, took her place in the Texas Senate chamber Monday to succeed the late Mario Gallegos.

“We have 31 members. We are complete,” said Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio.

Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, said, “Mario would be proud of this moment.”

Garcia, who is the seventh woman serving in the current Senate, expressed her thanks to her family members and voters in brief remarks.

“I believe in short and sweet,” she said.

Monday afternoon, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst named her to the following committees: Government Organization, Intergovernmental Relations, Jurisprudence and Nominations.

Texpatriate, who has a photo of the swearing-in, was the first person I saw to report this. Congratulations, Sen. Sylvia Garcia. Go and do the great job everyone knows you will do.

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3 Comments

  1. John says:

    Great news! Sylvia Garcia would be a great experienced candidate for Governor in 2014 and would not have to give up her seat!

  2. Susan Delgado says:

    I am so proud of newly elected Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia for being able to proudly be our voice and power for the people of Senate District 6. She is an honest women that We can count on to do the best for our District. I think she should be our Senator for the 4 years and more!!! Sylvia Garcia has done alot for the people for years and years in all of Harris County. And so much Thanks to the Dean of the Senate-Senator John Whitmire. Her good friend for years got up and spoke of her and all that she has accomplished. She is the 1st Female & Hispanic Female Senator from Harris County. And one of the newly eight Females that are in the Senate which is Historical. Thank you JOHN WHITMIRE you are the best!! And thanks to Senator Zaffarini and Senator Van De Putte for being the Great Women of History and acknowledging the newest Senator Sylvia Garcia!! And thanks to all the Senate and the Governor Rick Perry and Dewhurst for Welcoming our beloved TEXAS STATE SENATOR of District 6 SYLVIA GARCIA. The Senate is complete now and can now do their Great for all their districts and for ALL OF TEXAS!!CONGRADULATIONS SENATOR SYLVIA GARCIA!! Senator Mario Gallegos was a great Senator for many years and will always be appreciated and never forgotten. As Senator John Whitmire said “Senator Mario Gallegos would be PROUD”. We are proud of you Sylvia!! I wish all the Senators many, many blessings!! Yours Truly,

  3. Linda Eller says:

    Senator Garcia,
    I am expressing my opposition to SB1148.
    Thank you and God bless you,
    Linda Eller

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