Ex-Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announces candidacy for Harris County Precinct 2 commissioner

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HOUSTON – Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has announced his candidacy for Harris County commissioner, Precinct 2.

“We all know that sometimes government can come up short, so it’s up to leaders who love what we do to roll our sleeves up and find better solutions,” Garcia is quoted as saying in a press release announcing his candidacy.  “Since the day my mother encouraged me to become a Houston police officer and with the advice that my late father gave me, which was to work hard, be honest, and never forget where I come from, I found I loved being a public servant.”

Garcia served Houstonians for more than 35 years. After serving 23 years as a police officer, he was appointed as Houston Police Department's liaison to the Mayor's Anti-Gang Office by Mayor Bob Lanier -- he was later named director.

After leaving HPD, Adrian served as a Houston city councilman, eventually becoming mayor pro tem under Mayor Bill White. Adrian chaired the Public Safety Committee, while also serving on the Minority Business Women Enterprise, Fiscal Affairs, and Flooding and Drainage committees.

In 2008, Adrian Garcia was elected Harris County sheriff. 

Garcia was defeated in the 2015 Houston mayoral race by current Mayor Sylvester Turner.

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